More mopping up for flood-hit North Yorkshire homes

RESIDENTS whose homes and businesses were damaged by floodwaters just weeks ago faced further clean-ups today after more flooding across Yorkshire.

Thirteen separate flood warnings were issued across the Yorkshire region, the majority of which were in York and surrounding villages.

Many of the communities affected have been trying to get back on their feet after serious localised flooding in November.

The Environment Agency said 76 flood warnings - meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken - were in force nationwide today.

There were also 109 flood alerts nationwide, warning residents to be on their guard as floods are expected.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "Despite the improving weather conditions, there is a continued risk of localised flooding over the next few days as river and groundwater levels are still high.

"Riverside communities along the Ouse in Yorkshire and Thames are among those at risk."

Groundwater levels are high in Berkshire, South Gloucestershire and parts of Lincolnshire and temporary flood defences remain in place along the Severn at several locations including Ironbridge and Upton.

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