Some Norton residents told to move items upstairs ‘and prepare for flooding’

An aerial view of the floods in Malton – ‘sent to me by a friend,’ says Cllr Nathan Garbutt-Moore on Twitter

“Worryingly in a developing situation residents have been told to move items upstairs and prepare for flooding in Norton,” says Cllr Nathan Garbutt-Moore on Twitter.

Replying to the vice-chairman of Ryedale District Council, one resident writes to say: “Our street is now in the red area and we’ve had the automated call to say we need to prepare but we have no idea what has brought this on.”

Cllr Garbutt-More said: “Also trying to find out what the developments are, it did and was expected to start dropping after the peak this morning… it’s very different to the briefing I had earlier today.”