A motorist was rescued after driving their into flood water today (Sunday).
Police and fire crews were called to Bishopthorpe at 3.20pm to check on a vehicle found in the floods.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Only the roof of the vehicle was visible.
“Whilst crew were setting up a member of the public presented who had earlier witnessed this vehicle attempting to drive through the flood water.
“The vehicle had become stranded and the driver had climbed on to the roof before being rescued by a man in a canoe.
“Only the roof of the vehicle remains visible.”
Earlier, at 1.30pm today, a crew from York launched their boat to rescue another boat that had come loose from its mooring in the River Ouse at Bishopthorpe.
They used ropes to lash the boat to a pontoon.
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have a page of advice on staying safe around floods. It includes this advice.
- Never drive through deep floodwater, if its deeper than 10cm or its fast flowing it is likely to stall your engine and could leave you stranded
- Never drive past road closed signs – they are closed for a reason
- Always check your brakes if you feel they may have got wet from water on the road
- Always check for road closures and flooding updates before you start your journey
- Always pay attention to the road, flash floods can change your driving environment very quickly
- Always keep a torch and high visibility jacket in your car at all times.