Flood alert issued for York – as your pix and videos show the ferocity of the downpours

And the rain came down… Photograph: jaynetheunicorn on Instagram
13 Aug 2018 @ 7.51 pm
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The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for York – after today’s torrential showers created problems across the city.

This was the alert, issued at 5.52pm on Monday (August 13):

This flood alert has been issued in response to recent heavy rain falling over York and is specifically for the Burdyke area of York.

The current level of Burdyke is 3.0m and rising. The wider River Ouse flood alert area may be affected by surface water issues, however river levels remain low.


Meanwhile the storms saw flash floods on many roads in the city.

Water Lane in Clifton lived up to its name and was blocked. Vehicles had to drive through inches of water along the Leeman Road tunnel.

Flash floods also hit Haxby and Wigginton. Here’s how you captured the storm and its aftermath…

Water Lane ?

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oh i love the seaside ? #paddling #summer #?

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Honestly not enough effort to shade us from the rain York, try again.

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Summertime please come back?

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I can’t do this to my shoes! #rain #vans #august #scared

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I reckon York is lovely when it's not a thunderstorm!

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We brave the hordes and rains of #yorkminster #diagonalley

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…on the way home, never moaning about being hot again ?

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Water Lane ?

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