The moment a man was swept 90 feet down a road in Walsden has been caught on camera.
Mill owner reverts to water power
More than a fifth of businesses are still closed after devastating summer floods in the Calder Valley.
A new £20 million hospital in East Yorkshire has been ordered to make immediate improvements to standards of care. A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission has found that the East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley is failing some patients. Kate Walby reports.
The clean-up operation continues in the village of Walsden near Todmorden after flash flooding. Homes have been swamped and roads washed away after the village was hit by eighteen inches of water on Monday night.
The heavy rain that saw flash flooding cause devastation in a West Yorkshire village is expected to be replaced by hot weather from Spain in the coming days, with temperatures exceeding 30C.
The village of Walsden, near Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was hit by up to 18in of water on Monday night after extremely heavy rainfall. The flood water poured from a culvert and down a side street, ripping huge chunks out of the road surface and destroying the road.
A major clear-up operation is underway after flash floods burst through homes and swept away roads in a West Yorkshire community. The village of Walsden near Todmorden was hit by up to 18 inches of water last night.
The clear-up is underway after floods caused chaos in Calderdale.
Walsden, near Todmorden, was badly hit with roads cracked, cars stranded and gardens washed away.
Yesterday’s very heavy cloudburst over Walsden and Todmorden resulted in 19mm of rain falling on a very concentrated area in just 15 minutes. In 24 hours, the total rainfall was over half of the monthly average for July.
– Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift
“I’m really impressed with how quickly and tirelessly Council staff, local people and other organisations are working on the clean up. I’d like to thank everyone for all the effort they have made to deal with the effects of such an intense burst of rain.
When floods hit there are simple things that people can do to stay safe.
- Drive slowly and sensibly, or drive around it if safe to do so
- Put lights on - flooding makes it darker
- Make sure your windscreen wipers are working
- Make sure your types are correctly inflated