Flood alerts have been issued for York after a day of heavy rain.
The Environment Agency issued a ‘Flooding is possible – be prepared’ alert for the River Foss at Huntington at 8.34pm on Monday (March 12).
It is in response to rising levels of the river due to persistent rain throughout the day.
The alert says
River levels are currently at 2.2m and forecast to peak at around 2.3m at 10pm on Monday 12th March 2018. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk.
The agency also advises people to keep an eye on local weather forecasts. More rain is forecasted tonight, with a drier day to follow tomorrow.
There is a ‘Flooding is expected – immediate action required’ warning for both York riverside properties and the River Ouse at Naburn.
The riverside properties warning says:
This flood warning has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Ouse at York with properties on King’s Staith and on the riverside from Lendall Bridge to Millennium Bridge forecast to be at risk due to persistent rain throughout the day.
The current level at York Viking Recorder is 2.54m and levels are forecast to continue rising slowly through the night reaching 3m by around 4am on Tuesday 13th March 2018 which may cause property flooding.
The Naburn warning says:
River levels are forecast to peak at 3m by 6am on Tuesday 13th March 2018 which may cause property flooding.
If you have a flood plan, please start to use it.
And on the Upper River Ouse, the flood alert at Queen’s Staith in York “remains in force due to high river levels. The level of the River Ouse at the York Viking Recorder is expected to peak at 3m by 6am on Tuesday 13th March 2018”.