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Flood Warning for River Swale at Brompton

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for the River Swale this afternoon.

It brings the total number of warnings in force in our region to six, all of them in North Yorkshire:

River Swale at Brompton-on-Swale caravan park and Brompton Lakes

14:13 on 18 Nov 2015

Location: The caravan park at Brompton-on-Swale and Brompton Lakes Flood Warning

River Ouse at Acaster Selby

09:45 on 16 Nov 2015

Location: Properties on Back Lane in Acaster Selby Flood Warning

Cock Beck at Stutton

22:04 on 15 Nov 2015

Location: Properties on Green Lane and Mill Lane at Stutton Flood Warning

River Ouse at York - St Georges Field

17:14 on 15 Nov 2015

Location: St Georges Field, Rowntree Park and Bishopthorpe Marina Flood Warning

River Ouse at York - riverside properties

17:14 on 15 Nov 2015

Location: Kings Staith, Queens Staith, South Esplanade and New Walk Flood Warning

River Ouse at Naburn Lock

16:11 on 13 Nov 2015

Location: Naburn Lock Buildings and Lock Cottages


Flood warning as heavy rain is forecast

Communities in northern England face the risk of significant river flooding this weekend as heavy rain is expected to fall on already saturated ground.

The Environment Agency has warned that North Yorkshire is one of the areas most at risk from significant river and localised surface water flooding on Saturday evening and into Sunday.

A Flood Warning is in place for Naburn Lock Buildings and Lock Cottages while 15 Flood Alerts are currently in place.

Phil Welton from the Environment Agency says it has been clearing water courses in preparation:

The latest band of bad weather to hit the UK's shores, remnants of Hurricane Kate, comes in the wake of Storm Abigail which left more than 20,000 homes without power and schools closed in Shetland and the Western Isles as it swept across Britain.


Scarborough's £1m storm damage

Waves crashing in Scarborough Credit: ITV

It's estimated the cost of damage caused by this month's severe tidal surge could reach £1million in one part of North Yorkshire.

In a report to councillors, officials at Scarborough Borough Council said urgent repairs are needed to unsafe buildings which pose a risk of death or injury to the public.

The Borough of Scarborough was badly affected with flooding and consequent power outages in Staithes, Sandsend, Scarborough and Whitby. The areas around the harbours in Whitby and Scarborough were particularly badly affected, as were the sea defences outside the Sands apartments in Scarborough.

Longsands beach re-opened after tidal surge damage

Teams of staff from North Tyneside Council have been patrolling the local coast ensuring areas affected by the tidal surge were safe.

They have been able to re-open most of Longsands beach, which was initially closed off, owing to concerns over the stability of sand dunes and missing fencing.

Concrete and tarmac is missing from Watts Slope, the area outside the Boardwalk Café in Whitley Bay, making it potentially hazardous.

At High Point, where fencing is missing, workers have made the area safe, since there is a drop of around 20 feet onto the rocks and sea below.

Tynemouth Longsands beach has sustained substantial coastal edge damage with a significant amount of sand gone from the shore. This will be replaced through the natural process of renewal.

There has also been some damage to the caves at Cullercoats Bay. But it does not pose a safety risk.

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