Environment agency warns of flood risk

Ceri Roberts
Environment agency warns of flood risk
Environment agency warns of flood risk


Low-lying areas of Britain have been put on flood alert after days of heavy rain and gales.

The north of England has been particularly badly hit and flood warnings are now in place on the River Ouse, River Ure and River Nidd in North Yorkshire.

The village of Acaster Malbis is under water after the Ouse broke its banks and homes in Skipton are also flooded.

According to the Environment Agency, properties in York in the areas of Kings Staith, Queens Staith, New Walk and South Esplanade are at risk, along with St George's Field and Naburn Lock.

On Thursday, the River Ure flooded at Roecliffe Caravan Park in Boroughbridge, North Yorksire and some cars had to be moved to higher ground.

There are also flood alerts near the River Wye in Derbyshire, the River Severn in Shropshire, the River Aire near Castleford, The Upper Derwent near Seathwaite.

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