Firefighters have worked flat out overnight, responding to multiple reports of flooding.
Heavy rainfall across North Yorkshire on already saturated ground led to incidents in Selby, Thirsk, Ripon and York villages.
Meanwhile in York, there are six flood warnings in place today.
- River Ouse at Acaster Malbis
- River Ouse at Naburn Lock
- River Ouse at York – Fulford and Fordlands Road
- River Ouse at York – riverside properties
- River Ouse at York – Skeldergate and Tower Street
- River Ouse at York – St George’s Field and Queen’s Staith.
At 7.45am, the River Ouse had reached 4.29m according to the Viking Recorder. It is due to stay around 4m today (Wednesday, 3 January) then fall tomorrow. The top of the normal range is 1.9m.
Today, the forecast is for light rain and sunny intervals. More light rain is predicted tomorrow, but the rest of the week is due to be dry and cold, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 6°C.
Fire crews were in Brayton near Selby all night helping flood hit homes.
Here are some of the other incidents attended by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service overnight:
- 4.58pm Buttercrambe Road, Buttercrambe – A fire officer responded to a report of flooding in the open close to a children’s centre. The officer closed the road off using barrier tape and assisted staff to evacuate cars from the car park of a near by care home. Advice was given to staff from both the care home and children’s centre.
- 5.15pm Coach Street, Skipton – A crew responded to a report flood water affecting a commercial property.
- 6.21pm Firs Avenue, Ripon – A crew from Ripon responded to a report of a single vehicle that had become stuck in floodwater after attempting to cross a ford. On the arrival of crews, the driver of the vehicle was out and had been assisted out of the water by a member of the public. The driver was checked over by police officers and given advice. Crews closed off the ford and footbridge with assistance from the police.
- 6.29pm Newthorpe Lane, South Milford – Crews from Tadcaster responded to a report of floodwater affecting a single home. Crews used a pump to divert water away from the property and reduce the water levels. They then helped the homeowner to put sandbags in place to help prevent water entering the property.
- 6.48pm Parkways, Selby – Firefighters responded to a report of floodwater entering homes. Crews were unable to pump water away from properties due to drainage issues in the area. Advice was given to homeowners and sandbags provided by the Highways Agency.
- 7.46pm Westbourne Road, Selby – Flooding was affecting a number of homes. Crews used a main pump to divert the water away from properties and into a nearby dyke that had the capacity to take the water.
- 7.52pm High Normanby, Robin Hoods Bay – Robin Hoods Bay firefighters responded to a report of floodwater entering a home. Crews liaised with the homeowner and assisted in diverting the floodwater away from the property.
- 9.43pm West Bank, Carlton – An officer responded to a report of 11 red deer in a field that was increasingly being affected by floodwater. The officer assessed the situation and found that there was no fire service action that would be able to assist in alleviating the problem. Advice was given to the landowners.
- 10.17pm Newsham Road, Thirsk – Floodwater was entering a home via the floorboards. Crews pumped the water away from the property into nearby fields until the water level had dropped to a suitable level.
- 11.27pm Castlegate, Malton – Floodwater was entering a home due to a pump that had stopped working. Crews restarted the pump and the floodwater receded from the property. Crews liaised with North Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water engineers to ensure that the pumps were kept on.