Storm Isha has pummelled North Yorkshire overnight – with a maximum wind speed recorded of 106mph.
The amber warning for high winds has now been lifted, but a yellow warning remains in place till Wednesday.
According to North Yorkshire Weather, the strongest gust hit Tan Hill Inn – an extraordinary 106mph.
Tadcaster Bridge is closing this morning. Tadcaster Community Action Group reported: “The bridge will be closing shortly for vehicles, remaining open for pedestrians.
“We are predicted a river height above 3m, although remaining below a flood warning.”
Northern Power Grid say about 300 homes are without power in North Yorkshire. These are scattered throughout the county, with Ryedale and Filey among those affected.
There remains one flood alert in place for the Upper River Ouse in York.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said crews were sent to Morton Bridge, at Morton-on-Swale, in the early hours of Monday morning and helped the occupants from four trapped vehicles.
One woman who was rescued, Charlie Curry, told ITV Calendar News: “It was definitely a terrifying experience at the time.
“But, I made it out alive and everyone’s alright. Just let’s see how the van’s doing.”
This followed an earlier incident at 6.19pm in Appersett, in Wensleydale. A Ford Mondeo had become trapped in floodwater after the nearby river broke its banks.
A man and a woman in their 20s and a three-year-old girl were rescued from the car. They were taken to a nearby pub to recover.
Other incidents dealt with by the fire service included:
- 8.17pm – Carleton Road, Skipton: An electricity pole caught fire after a branch fell on the wires. Crews attended the scene and maintained safety until the arrival of Northern Powergrid.
- 8.48pm – Scarborough: Firefighters responded to reports of a dangerous structure posing a potential risk to the public at the front of a property due to the high winds. Crews removed it using small tools, and advice was given to owner of property.
- 10.10pm – Osgodby, Scarborough: Crews went to an unstable structure at a residential property. They retrieved the structure and made the scene safe.
- 4.57am – Northallerton: Crews from Bedale, Northallerton and Richmond were called to vehicles trapped in rising floodwater. Firefighters helped all occupants out of the vehicles to safety and the roads were closed off by highways.