York City Council says that river levels on the Ouse should continue to fall today after the river flooded a hundred homes yesterday. A number of roads are expected to reopen as floodwater is removed.
The A1 in North Yorkshire, which has been closed for three days due to the flooding, has now reopened.
Engineers say a block of flats in Newburn, in Newcastle, will have to be demolished after a culvert diverting water under it collapsed during the heavy rain earlier this week.
Those living near to the damaged building were told the news at a public meeting on Thursday evening.
Many of the residents expressed anger and frustration, having attended a number of meetings since a nearby culvert collapsed three months ago.
The culvert is on land owned by Northumberland Estates. Their spokesman told the meeting that so far £1.8 million has been spent on attempted repairs.
Spencer Court flats in Newburn will have to be demolished, residents have been told at a public meeting. The block on Tyneside has been on the verge of collapse since flooding caused a landslide in a culvert beneath the building. No time frame has been given for their demolition.
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The A1 is reopening tonight but stretches of it were closed for three days. Businesses say the delays are costing them money and they think the problems could have been avoided, if money was spent earlier.
In York the River Ouse burst its banks and reached its second highest level since records began, stopping only a foot below the city's flood defence barriers. An estimated 100 homes and businesses are flooded in the city.
James Ramsbotham from the North East Chamber of Commerce says it is "extremely embarrassing" that the A1 was forced to close for several days as a result of flooding.
Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said businesses in the region have been resourceful in finding alternative ways to trade but the A1 closure would be costly.
Cllr Steven Bridget from Northumberland County Council says there is a positive community spirit in Rothbury after the River Coquet flooded parts of the market town earlier this week.
Communities in Northumberland are rallying round as the clean up continues and residents are beginning to count the cost.
In Morpeth, 100 homes were evacuated and some people may not get life back to normal for months.
Cameron Blackhall's home in Morpeth was flooded in 2008. Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said lessons learned four years ago helped to avoid worse damage with the latest floods in the Northumberland town.