A York taxi firm is offering free lifts to people hit by the floods.
York Cars is making two minibuses available free of charge to those residents that live within the bypass that find themselves in need because of the flooding.
One staff member at York Cars, Billy Iqbal, told YorkMix: “Everybody has been good to us. These are our local people and they support us as a business as well as our staff and drivers.
So this is just something we can do to give back.”
The Blossom Street taxi firm cited the devastating flooding at Christmas 2015 as one of the main reasons why they have started this initiative. Then, more than 250 people were evacuated from their homes after the River Ouse peaked at 5.2 metres above its normal summer level.
The company’s director, Mohammed Iqbal stated: “If anybody needs it, we’re here to help them. They just have to ring the special number, 01904 797777, tell us that it’s a ‘flooded taxi’ and they won’t be charged.”