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Flood warnings in place across North Yorkshire

Storm Eva will batter Britain with rain and winds up to 70mph in the run-up to Christmas Day.

The bad weather has prompted warnings from the Met Office and fears of further flooding, as well as concerns about effects on transport and communication links.

The details of flood alerts and warnings currently in place are listed below, but you can stay up-to-date at any time by checking the Environment Agency's website.

Floodwater covers fields around York as the River Ouse continues to rise after torrential rain earlier this year. Credit: PA

Flood warnings are in place across North Yorkshire.

7
flood warnings for the region, meaning flooding is expected and action is required:
7
flood alerts for the region, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared.

Flooding expected and action required in North Yorkshire

Storm Eva will batter Britain with rain and winds up to 70mph in the run-up to Christmas Day.

The bad weather has prompted warnings from the Met Office and fears of further flooding, as well as concerns about effects on transport and communication links.

Floodwater covers fields around York as the River Ouse continues to rise after torrential rain earlier this year. Credit: PA

Flood warnings are in place across North Yorkshire, and the threats are unlikely to reduce in the near future.

14
flood warnings for the region, meaning flooding is expected and action is required:
13
flood alerts for the region, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared.

For immediate updates from the Environment Agency click here.

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

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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.

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