Flood warnings remain in place across region in wake of Storm Christoph disruption

The Environment Agency reports there are currently 39 flood warnings still in place across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire - that means flooding is expected and "immediate action" is required. While 32 flood alerts also remain in place across the region. Head to the Environment Agency website to see if your area is affected.

Flooding has already caused disruption for those travelling around the region, with some train services suspended and roads blocked.

Environment Agency teams remain on flood response duty in Malton, North Yorkshire where 11 pumps are in operation around the River Derwent.

In Castleford, the River Aire reached almost record heights on Wednesday night and burst its banks in places, one flood warning and two flood alerts remain in place.

One road which links the town to the A1 was under several feet of water - with one resident saying it was the worst he'd seen it in more 60 years.

Over the last few days, river levels have been rising in York, along the Calder Valley and along the River Don. North Yorkshire County Council said more than 15,000 sandbags have already been handed out across the county.

The storm caused concern for residents in some areas of South Yorkshire, such as Fishlake, which was devastated by flooding in November 2019.

Doncaster Council says homes that were flooded in either 2007 or 2019 have been visited and given sandbags. Around 40,000 sandbags were handed out earlier this week.

Adrian Gill from the Environment Agency is urging people to stay away from swollen rivers and warning motorists not to drive through flood waters.


Anyone planning to use public transport in South Yorkshire is warned of possible disruption to services, with bosses issuing a plea for people to ‘stay at home’ unless travel is essential. Passengers are urged to check before travelling.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s Director of Transport Operations, Pat Beijer, said:

Tram services in South Yorkshire, which were suspended due to the flooding, are now back up and running.


North Yorkshire

Environment Agency teams remain on flood response duty in Malton, where the River Derwent remains very high.

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York City Council is reminding people to avoid flood and surface water if leaving home for daily exercise today.

On Wednesday morning, motorists became stranded in the floodwater on the A684 near Wensley in North Yorkshire.

Motorists stranded on the A684 near Wensley, North Yorkshire Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Environment Agency said they have had to delay work to replace the Foss barrier gate, due to the bad weather.

In York, workmen prepared flood defences near the River Ouse. A temporary elevated walkway was erected on Skeldergate and sandbags, each weighing one tonne, were put down on low lying streets near the River Ouse and Clifford's Tower.

The River Ouse has burst its banks Credit: PA Images
Flood defences in York Credit: PA Images

South Yorkshire

Teams have been monitoring the River Don overnight, where levels remain high but are back within the riverbank.

Earlier in the week, teams in Doncaster handed out hundreds of thousands of sandbags and cleaned highway gullies to reduce the impact on drainage systems.

The council is reminding people to remain vigilant as flood waters remain high in the wake of the storm.

South Yorkshire Fire Service is reminding people not to enter flood water in a vehicle or on foot.

Meanwhile Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, says the local authorities have done a "huge amount of work" to ensure the area is prepared for flooding.

West Yorkshire

The flood siren in Walsden sounded earlier this week as Calderdale Council warned residents to follow flood plans by turning off gas, water, electricity and moving important items to safety.

The council says the flood alert is no longer in force for the Lower River Calder and river levels have fallen.

Earlier this week in Hebden Bridge, flood wardens said they were on a 'knife-edge.'

Along the Calder Valley, teams of workers have been cleaning out drains and flood defences have been put up in preparation.


Lincolnshire County Council has shared the number of their flood helpline as warnings remain in place along the River Witham.

East Yorkshire

Residents in the East Riding are being reminded to keep up-to-date with potential flood warnings in the coming days and take any necessary personal flood protection measures as the area prepares for significant rainfall this week.