Villagers put out an urgent appeal for sandbags tonight (Tuesday) as floodwater threatens to inundate multiple homes.
The water is lapping houses in several streets in Brayton near Selby.
Householders in streets including Heather Close, Baffam Gardens, Honeysuckle Close, Marigold Close, Myrtle Avenue, Danescroft are among those at risk.
Some residents have posted on Facebook that they are desperate for sandbags as the waters rise.
Fire crews are in the village helping to pump water out of the worst affected streets.
Family-run Selby hauliers has responded by collecting sandbags from their customer UK Sandbags and are on their way to distribute them in the most needy parts of Brayton.
Villagers have also urged drivers to slow down. People driving at speed through the standing water is sending it surging into people’s front gardens and their homes.
A flood warning was issued earlier today for the River Aire at Brayton.
The Environment Agency said at 4.29pm: “The River Aire has now peaked in response to the recent rainfall but remains high.
“Levels are currently expected to fall throughout the rest of today and evening, but flooding is still possible through into tomorrow.
“Further unsettled weather is expected over the coming days and we will be closely monitoring the forecasts and river levels.”
It comes after a day of heavy rain, when a yellow weather warning for rainfall was in force covering York and Selby.