East Riding weather warnings lifted as threat of surface water flooding passes

Date
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
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The imminent threat of surface water flooding to parts of the East Riding has passed as the worst of the weather across the region has now cleared.

Earlier this week, the Met Office had issued the East Riding with a yellow weather warning for rain as Storm Christoph threatened the region.

But the predicted rainfall of between 30-60mm of rain over two days did not materialise and the weather warnings have now been lifted.

There are a number of Environment Agency flood warnings in place, and the council and its partners, including the Environment Agency, will continue to monitor the levels of the rivers Don, Hull, Aire and Derwent over the weekend for potential overtopping or flooding.

Gillian Barley, head of revenues and procurement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and emergency control centre manager said: "It's good news that the imminent threat of surface water flooding has now passed.

"The Met Office and the Environment Agency have both reported less rainfall than expected over the last few days and all the weather warnings have now been lifted.

"While some of the river levels to the west of the East Riding are high, they are not presenting any immediate risk and although Met Office are not predicting any more significant rain over the weekend council teams, as well as colleagues from the Environment Agency will continue to monitor them and will be ready to respond should they be needed."

* People can sign up for free flood warnings and keep up-to-date with the latest situations at www.gov.uk or by following @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates. Details on current flood warnings in your area can be found at http://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Information and advice about what you can do prepare for flooding can be found at www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/emergencies/preparing-for-emergencies/flooding

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