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.

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

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