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York on flood alert

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for the Upper River Ouse including the city of York.

Flooding is possible for riverside footpaths and low-lying land in York and to the south as far as Naburn Lock, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith and South Esplanade .

Flood alert issued for River Ouse

Flood alerts have been issued for the Upper River Ouse and the tidal River Ouse with more rain forecast overnight.

The Environment Agency warned flooding is possible on riverpaths and low-lying land in York, including Kings Staith, Queens Staith, and South Esplanade.

The current river level in York of 1.8m could rise to 2.5m by tomorrow morning, but this is not as high as levels seen earlier this week.

Megan Roberts' mother supports rescue charity

A mother whose daughter drowned in the River Ouse in York is supporting a new rescue charity that she hopes will prevent other families from suffering the same loss.

Jackie Roberts has been campaigning for better river safety since 20-year-old Megan's death.

She is welcoming the plan by York Rescue Boat to raise money for a patrol boat, as well as awareness of the potential dangers of waterways.

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