A mother and two young children have been winched to safety after getting into trouble in a rapidly rising river in North Yorkshire.
Leeds to benefit from £50.5m flood investment
The Government has been too slow bringing in measures to protect from the "shattering" impact of flooding, a Yorkshire MP has warned.
There are calls on the government to make it quicker for flood defence schemes to be given the go-ahead.
A tidal barrier in Boston, which experts say would have prevented Thursday night's flooding isn't due to be built until at least 2019. Campaigners say the Haven Barrage has been in the planning for at least ten years and that approval for it has taken too long because of red tape
The Environment Agency say the 212 tonne Hull Tidal Surge Barrier gate is in position, ready for floods to hit the area. The barrier protects over 17,000 properties.
The authorities are considering evacuating around 600 homes in Boston over fears that floods could hit the town this evening.
People may have to move from their homes, as a huge tidal surge could lead to flooding in South Forty Foot Drain and the River Witham.
The Environment Agency says it has issued a number of severe flood warnings which cover around 18,000 properties in Boston.
North East Lincolnshire Council have issued advice to people living near flood defences in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
– North East Lincolnshire Council
There is likely to be significant wave overtopping in this area, posing a potential risk to life.
The Grimsby and Cleethorpes sirens also will be sounded during Thursday afternoon.
Residents living in two storey buildings should move themselves to the second floor or relocate temporarily with family or friends.
Residents living in single storey buildings should relocate temporarily with family or friends.
Respite centres are being set up for vulnerable residents
Emergency services and local authorities across the Humber are warning people to be prepared for an ingression of water during high tide this evening from around 5pm onwards.
The Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that gale-force winds, large waves and a tidal surge caused by low pressure will combine with high tides today and into the weekend, bringing a risk of significant coastal flooding.
Residents living in the areas of Immingham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes close to the River Humber and coast line are being told to start taking precautions.
A report into the floods which hit parts of East Yorkshire last Christmas has outlined what lessons have been learned. Residents of Burton Fleming near Bridlington had 18 inches of water to deal with when most other people were opening presents and cooking the turkey.
A series of recommendations have now been agreed to better deal with a repeat of those conditions. James Webster reports.
Queensway in Scunthorpe is still closed due to a burst water main.
There are delays on Brigg Road and Grange Lane South.
Angry residents are mopping out tonight, after their homes were flooded for the fifth time. 14 families in Scunthorpe woke in the early hours of this morning to find their homes under several inches of water.
The cause - and not for the first time - a burst water main. Some residents had only just replaced their fittings after the last flood. Tonight they're demanding urgent action from Anglian Water.
The Environment Agency is drawing up plans for flood reduction measures in the Upper Calder Valley. £3 million is to be spent in the autumn on works which will last two years to avoid scenes like in Walsden last month.
– Oliver Harmar, Environment Agency
“The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council are working together with local flood groups and other organisations to develop affordable and technically feasible solutions to deal with flooding from all sources. We are drawing up detailed designs for a variety of flood alleviation measures across the Calder Valley. Local knowledge and the feedback we have received from the Calder Valley communities worst affected by flooding means we can target specific locations where the money spent will have the greatest benefit.”