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Storm Dennis: The aftermath

Storm Dennis: The aftermath

Published by May Norman at 6:52am 17th February 2020.

Storm Dennis: The morning after the weekend before

    • Two flood warnings remain in place today (Monday, 17 February): River Ure at Milby Island and River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park - both at Boroughbridge.
    • Homes in Milby Island have flooded for the second time in just over a week
    • River levels of the River Ure peaked overnight.
    • There are four flood alerts still active across the Stray FM area.
    • Many roads remain closed with possible disruption on the trains.

Homes in Boroughbridge have flooded for the second time in just over a week.

It follows Storm Dennis which has brought some damage locally and wreaked havoc in other parts of the country.

The River Ure in Boroughbridge burst its banks, with floodwaters affecting homes on Milby Island.

Many have been flooded with others surrounded by the river.

People have been sharing their pictures of Boroughbridge with Stray FM:

River levels on the River Ure peaked last night (Sunday, 16 February) and should now be subsiding.

The Environment Agency has been monitoring the situation in the town - alongside Boroughbridge's emergency planning committee.

An Environment Agency spokesperson claims 'people can be more confident and relaxed in Boroughbridge'.

The scene in Boroughbridge on Sunday (16 February):

There are only two flood warnings in place:

  • River Ure at Milby Island 
  • River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park

Elsewhere, there are four flood alerts across the Stray FM area.

They are:

  • Upper River Aire at Gargrave
  • Lower River Wharfe at Collingham, Addingham, Ilkley and Otley
  • Upper River Nidd around Ripley
  • Lower River Ure at Boroughbridge

A Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds is still in force - that's in place up until 12pm today (Monday, 17 February).

The response to Storm Dennis across North and West Yorkshire is being managed via the area’s Local Resilience Forum - a multi-agency partnership. 

A number of agencies have been working flat out to help communities prepare for the impact of the storms over the past two weeks - providing resources and targeting those where they are needed most. 

Superintendent Sam Millar of North Yorkshire Police said: 

“By sharing real time information and the latest forecasts and impacts we have helped communities to be prepared and it’s inspiring to see how they have responded. Sandbagging, offers of loans of 4x4 vehicles, contingency planning and community spirit have been evident in many areas.”

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