People whose homes were damaged by floods this month will demand answers at a cabinet meeting tonight.
There will be celebrations in the flood-ravaged Calder Valley as a show of solidarity and support for those affected by the deluge.
Environment Agency plans for new flood defences to protect Northallerton have been submitted to Hambleton District Council.
Three flood warnings have been issued for Haworth, Sheffield and Lowertown. For full and up to date information see here.
Local residents described the downpour as torrential. Fire crews said there had been no rain at their fire station just a couple of miles away in York, but they were confronted with several inches of standing water in homes and gardens when they arrived at Badger Hill.
On Saturday, flash floods hit Flaxton, Stockton-on-the-Forest and Haxby, less than five miles from the scene of Sunday's deluge. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they have been very busy, but the flooding is localised.
Around 15 homes have had to be pumped out by fire crews in the Badger Hill and Osbaldwick areas of York after heavy rainfall overwhelmed drains on Sunday afternoon. A stretch of the main A1079 Hull Road into York was closed off by the flood waters.
The flood warning siren was sounded in Todmorden today as more heavy rain drifted into the Calder valley. But there was no danger of a flood. The Environment Agency were just testing the siren at the town's fire station.
Millions of pounds are currrently being spent in the area on new flood defences after several incidents of flooding in recent years.
Flood defence banks are being put in place to help homes in Lincolnshire.
Around 250 homes near a river close to the Lincolnshire coast will benefit from it. The Environment Agency is carrying out work on the flood bank along a stretch of the Great Eau at Saltfleetby.
The existing bank is going to be removed and a new flood defence put in place along the boundaries of the field that the river goes through.
– Andrew Charlesworth, Environment Agency
The scheme will create a new area of grazing marsh. This will act as a washland during flood conditions and will reduce the risk to nearby properties.**
With more rain forecast across the region, bringing possible flood warnings North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are advising drivers to take extra precautions.
- Drive slowly.
- Double the distance between you and the car in front.
- Be wary that spray from other vehicles may reduce visibility.
There is the possibility rivers will burst their banks and result in flash floods. This can happen without warning, making conditions dangerous and difficult. It should be avoided if at all possible.
- Do not drive through floodwater unless you are sure of its depth
- Drive in the middle of the road where it will be the shallowest.
- Allow oncoming traffic to pass through first and wait for the water to settle before you start to go through.
- Keep the revs high to avoid water being taken in through the exhaust.
- Test your brakes as soon as possible after driving through the flood.