Homes flooded across North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: An ambulance makes it way to an emergency call through floods on Crimdon Terrace, Blackhall Rocks, near Hartlepool An ambulance makes it way to an emergency call through floods on Crimdon Terrace, Blackhall Rocks, near Hartlepool

FIRE crews dealt with a dozen separate incidents of flooded homes across North Yorkshire this morning.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service had to pump out deluged homes across the county this morning, as a night of heavy rainfall falling on already saturated ground caused fields, roads and homes to be swamped.

By this morning the Environment Agency for Yorkshire and the North-East had issued more than 1,000 properties with flood warnings in 24 hours.

With heavy rainfall predicted to return tonight and through into tomorrow, many homeowners were left viewing swollen rivers with concern.

Amongst those to receive warnings today are homes surrounding Brompton Beck at Brompton, near Northallerton, where the water had reached 1.43 metres by 10am, which was continuing to rise. The beck was threatening homes at Water End, Cockpit Hill, Station Road and the school.

River levels at Hovingham in Ryedale and Pocklington also prompted the Environment Agency to issue flood warnings for these areas.

Heavy rain also caused a landslide near Raithwaite Hall at Sandsend, Whitby, causing a partial blockage of the A174.

Heavy rainfall pouring off fields onto roads caused several roads in the county to be closed and the A19 became passable only with care through North Yorkshire.

Fire crews were called to flooded homes at:

• Sessay near Thirsk

• Upsall Lane, South Kilvington

• Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff

• Topcliffe, near Thirsk

• Easingwold

• Little Ouseburn near Boroughbridge

• Sandy Lane at Stockton-on-the-Forest near York

• Aislaby near Whitby

• The Hob Moor area of York

• Scarborough Road at Norton near Malton

• Saxton near Tadcaster

• Cliffe, near Selby.

A meteorologist with the MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said they were expecting at 10mm to 20mm of rain to fall across the North-East and North Yorkshire region over night and into Monday.

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