100 soldiers are assisting emergency services across West Yorkshire, after floods described as the 'worst in 70 years' hit the region.
Calderdale and Leeds were the worst hit areas in the county, with communities in Mythholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Elland, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Bradford District particularly affected.
More than 2000 homes in Calderdale were flooded and left without power. In Leeds up to 1000 homes are reported to have suffered some flooding and the scale of flooding to commercial premises is still being considered. Around 12000 homes were also reported to be without power, although this has since been restored.
Within Bradford District, around 400 homes were evacuated with affected areas including Stockbridge, Skipton Road in Keighley, Bingley and Ilkley.
River levels in the River Aire peaked last night and are now falling, although around 24 road closures were still in place there this morning. Many of them were centred around the A65, Wellington Street and Kirkstall Road areas.
Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams, said: