HUNDREDS of homes have been added to a flood warning service scheme which warns against high risk flooding areas.

More than 600 homes across Northallerton, North Yorkshire, have been added to the service following a review by the Environment Agency.

The agency, which said the town was affected by flooding in 2009 and 2012, released the warnings as parts of the county flooded last week.

Around 300 properties on Turker Lane, South View, Mount Road, Crossbeck road, Meadow Lane and Oak Grove, have been registered.

Whilst a further 350 homes on Bankhead Road, Bankhead Close, Aslands Road, Ashlands Close, Ashlands Court, Valley Road, The Crescent and Brooklands Crescent, have join the scheme.

Kim Tan environment agency flood resilience officer said: “We are continuously updating its flood warnings. We use new data to get a more accurate picture to help at risk communities be better prepared for flooding."

"By registering to the Flood Warning Service you will receive an advanced warning of potential flooding in your area.

“This gives you time to stay safe, take action and prepare yourself and your property for flooding.

"Even if your property isn’t at direct risk, your access or your workplace might be.

“You can receive a warning message as a phone call to your house, place of work or mobile, as well as an option to receive a text message or e-mail."