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.
Work on £3 million flood defences for the Upper Calder Valley is to start in the autumn.
Following devastating floods in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in the past year, Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have started to draw up plans to improve defences at more than 20 locations.
One of the first areas to be targeted as part of the two year minor works programme will be Mytholmroyd where vegetation in the river channel will be cleared.
Strengthening of defences at Jumble Hole Clough and Woodland View at Eastwood will also start before the end of the year.
Other locations where designs are being developed include Walsden, which was badly hit by flash flooding at the end of last month, Dobroyd Clough at Todmorden and Erringden Hillside at Hebden Bridge.
Flash flooding hit parts of Lincolnshire last night, which some residents claim was as a result of insufficient drainage.
It's thought Louth was the worst affected area - where a sewage leak added to the problems of heavy rainfall, as residents saw dirty water pour into their gardens and garages. Kate Hemingway reports.
– John Clare, Anglian Water
“We are very sorry for the flooding which affected people living in Eastfield Road yesterday. The sewer was overwhelmed by what was an exceptional amount of rain in a very short period of time. We will, of course, clean up and put things right for people and make sure the road is repaired as soon as possible."
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They Environment Agency have issued a statement after flash flooding in Louth.
– Environment Agency spokesman
“Approximately 70mm of rain fell in the Louth area in the Lincolnshire Wolds in less than 90 minutes last night. River levels responded and we issued a Flood Alert at 7.52pm. A Flood Alert is issued when flooding is possible on low-lying lands and roads. Rain has now eased and the flood alert was removed shortly at 10.30pm"
Parts of Louth were flooded last night following heavy rainfall. The Environment Agency says the flooding was caused by surface water rather than rising river levels. It did issue a Flood Alert though which was later lifted.