Right, let’s start with the good news. The worst, for York, appears to be over.
Updated: According to the Viking Recorder, which monitors levels of the River Ouse in York city centre, the river peaked at 11am today at 4.58m.
That is around a metre lower than the early forecasts – which had they come true, would have set a new record level.
City of York Council’s flood defences, including sandbags and a pumping station at Tower Gardens, have comfortable held.
They have been in touch with vulnerable residents offering them support. You can read more about that here.