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Castleford Residents Advised To Be Aware Of Flood Warning

Residents in Castleford are being advised to be aware after a flood warning was issued this afternoon.

The Environment Agency issued a precautionary flood warning for the Lock Lane area at about 12.42pm this afternoon due to the volume of water travelling into the River Aire at Castleford from further up the river and from the River Calder.

As the washlands in Castleford are already full there is a flood risk for those living in Lock Lane.

Those living in the area are advised to take any necessary precautions including moving valuables upstairs and making sure they have all they need to hand if they need to leave their homes.

Updates can be found on the Environment Agency webpage, where residents can enter details of where they live to check the latest flood warnings.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster of West Yorkshire Police, said:

"We are working in partnership with the Environment Agency who are monitoring water levels in the River Aire around Lock Lane very closely and we want to make sure that residents are made aware of the latest flood warning.

As a precaution, we would urge residents in the area to consider moving valuables to upstairs rooms or places of safety and think about what they may need to do and what they need to take with them, if there is a requirement to evacuate their homes at short notice”.

I wish to stress that this message is precautionary. We continue to advise people in homes which have been flooded to stay safe and try to stay upstairs. If people feel that they could potentially be put in danger then ring 101. However, if they feel that they are in imminent danger or there is an immediate threat to life then please ring 999."

– Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster, West Yorkshire Police

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