North East flooding

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the North East, and some roads have been closed, after heavy rain overnight.

Whitby housing demolition gets underway

Five houses on Aelfleda Terrace are being demolished after heavy rainfall caused a landslide

Demolition work has started on five homes in Whitby which were damaged in the recent floods.

The cottages on Aelfleda Terrace were left structurally unsafe after heavy rain caused a landslip in the front gardens. The properties are being pulled down brick by brick by workman.

Workmen are tackling the buildings brick by brick Credit: ITV

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Environment Agency continues to fight Malton's flooding

A huge pumping operation to rid parts of a North Yorkshire town of floodwater is continuing.

The area around Malton has been battered by rain since the beginning of the week - forcing people from their homes.

While the rain has stopped falling, drains are struggling to cope.

Fire fighters and the Environment Agency are pumping water into the nearby river.

Mike Dugher says that although the town's flood defences have held there are still residual problems.

Whitby homes to be demolished because of flood damage

Work has started to demolish five cottages damaged by a landslide in Whitby.

Heavy rain triggered a slip at Whitby in North Yorkshire earlier this week - leaving the homes in Aelfleda Terrace in danger of collapse.

"After the events of the last 36 hours, it was imperative we acted quickly to agree a course of action for demolition.

*That plan is now being put in place by the contractors who are preparing the site ready for the expected start of demolition. *

Early indications are that contractors will be working through the night where necessary.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause, but as I hope people will appreciate, it is important that swift action is taken."

  • Gabrielle Jandzio, Scarborough Borough Council

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Old Malton clean-up goes on

Old Malton was hit badly by the flooding Credit: ITV

A huge pumping operation to rid parts of a North Yorkshire town of floodwater is continuing.

The area around Old Malton has been battered by rain since the beginning of the week - forcing people from their homes.

While the rain has stopped falling, drains are struggling to cope.

Fire fighters and the Environment Agency are pumping water into the nearby river.

Water pumps continue to work to bring the town back to normal Credit: ITV

Whitby houses set to be demolished

The gardens of these houses collapsed amidst the extreme weather
The gardens of these houses collapsed amidst the extreme weather Credit: ITV

Fives homes in Whitby will be demolished today after heavy rain triggered a landslide, sending the gardens of the houses crashing down the hillside.

Engineers say the homes on Al-flee-da Terrace must be bulldozed to make the area safe.

Five houses have to be demolished to ensure the safety of their residents
Five houses have to be demolished to ensure the safety of their residents Credit: ITV
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