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UPDATE: Whitby Recovers From Flooding

UPDATE: Whitby Recovers From Flooding

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 11:36am 5th January 2016. (Updated at 1:39pm 5th January 2016)

Fire crews and the Coastguard were involved in operations to keep residents and properties in Whitby safe last night, after rain caused flash floods and several roads in and out of town were closed.


Below is a round-up of incidents attended by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue:


17:25 Batergate Whitby- Floodwater to property and roadway.
Crews unblocked drains and used a main pump to pump water from road

18:44 Crescent Avenue Whitby- Flooding to back yard, water seeping into property
Crews used a pump to remove water from property and back yard

19:08 Sandsend, Whitby- Flooding into property
Crews pumped away water to an acceptable level, so the owner could use their own pump to remove the remaining water 

19:16 Stainsacre Lane Industrial Estate- Car stuck in floodwater
Crews assisted two occupants out of the vehicle

20:05 Briggswath, Whitby- flooding into garden
An officer attended and gave advice to the occupants. 

22:16 Runswick Bay, Saltburn- flooding near to premises
Crews pumped water away which was in danger of entering a number of premises

23:10 Houlskype, Whitby- flooding near to premises
Flooding close to properties but did not enter them. Crews cleared a block drain to drain the water away.



Paul Thompson, Scarborough Borough Council Operations, Transport and Countryside Manager said:


“From 7pm Monday until 2am this morning we were involved in the multi-agency response to flash flooding in Whitby.




“We worked with our North Yorkshire County Council colleagues to clear drains and distribute sandbags throughout the town. We also shared information from North Yorkshire Police Control Room about unpassable roads in the area via social media.




“Together with our partners we remain on standby today, monitoring the situation on the ground and keeping an eye on the weather forecast.




“Anyone wanting to request sandbags as a precautionary measure should call our Customer First team on 01723 232323. We will then deliver sandbags out to them.”





Picture credit: Glenn Kilpatrick




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