Floods: Severe Warnings On Foss – Up To 3500 Properties Under Threat – Ouse Set To Peak On Monday


From The Press.

Severe flood warnings are in place in York and people could be evacuated in parts of the city.

Several severe flood warnings are in place on the Foss at Huntington, York, Huntington Road and Foss Islands; and Osbaldwick and Tang Hall becks.

Police say as many as 3,500 properties could be in involved, and an Environment Agency spokesman has said both York’s rivers are not expected to peak until Monday.

The Environment Agency has told people in those areas to move their valuable belongings upstairs and to prepare for evacuation.

A rest centre has been set up at Archbishop Holgate’s School for people in Tang Hall and Huntington Road areas.

In another development, the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team has been deployed to York, it announced at 9.45pm.


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Updated: 27th December 2015 — 9:18 am

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