Clear-up from the Boxing Day floods continues

Flooding on Boxing Day devastated large parts of Yorkshire.

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Calder Valley hit by worst floods in living memory

Calderdale flooding Credit: ITV News Calendar

The Calder Valley has been hit by the worst floods in living memory with homes and businesses under several feet of water.

Roads in the area including the main A646 Burnley road have also been submerged after river levels reached a record 5.1m height.

Elderly people living in Elephaborough, near Mytholmroyd, have been rescued from their homes.

Other residents, who are still trapped in their homes have moved upstairs.

The Humberside coastguard has airlifted a patient with a heart condition to a nearby hospital.

Mytholmroyd WMC is providing shelter and drinks for residents who have been forced out of their homes because of the floods.

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