WATCH: Storm Dennis: Footage from Harrogate-to-York train

WATCH: Storm Dennis: Footage from Harrogate-to-York train

Published by May Norman at 10:44am 17th February 2020.

Rail commuter shares footage from Harrogate to York train

  • Storm Dennis has brought strong winds and heavy rain affecting many roads, homes and businesses.
  • The Met Office had an AMBER warning in place but the full effect was not felt here.
  • A Stray FM listener has shared footage from their Harrogate to York commute showing the extent of localised flooding.

Amazing footage showing flooding between Harrogate and York has been shared with Stray FM.

It was taken by Erika Hartness's husband who was traveling to work earlier today (Monday, 17 February).

The video shows the true extent of Storm Dennis and its effects on low lying land in North Yorkshire.

Elsewhere, clean-up efforts are underway in Boroughbridge after heavy downpours flooded homes.

It's the second time in just over a week properties around Milby Island have flooded.

Properties in Boroughbridge have felt the full effect of Storm Dennis - with homeowners being forced to pump out floodwaters.

Across the country, Storm Dennis is still causing a 'risk to life'.

Major incidents were declared in Herefordshire and Worcestershire yesterday, as well as in south Wales where a man died after falling into a river. 

New environment secretary George Eustice has told Sky News the government was not caught off guard by the flooding.

"We've done a huge amount - we can't do anything about these extreme weather events but the steps we've taken have meant the impact of those weather events have affected fewer properties."

Mr Eustice said the government had used a "significant sum of money" to prepare for the flooding, but blamed the "nature of climate change" for the scale of the damage.

The environment secretary was speaking during a visit to York to discuss tackling flooding.

Flooding Denton Road in Ilkley
Flooding Denton Road in Ilkley

The EA's flood duty manager Caroline Douglass added:

"Storm Dennis will continue to bring disruptive weather into early next week, and there are flood warnings in place across much of England.

"We urge people to check the flood risk in their area and remain vigilant."