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.
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners who had been affected by flooding - should find it easier to get house insurance from today.
Two halves of a town which was divided when its historic bridge collapsed in Christmas floods have been reunited by a new footbridge.
Workmen have pulled back ruined boarding to reveal a wall full of posters which have not been seen since they were put in way back in 1882.