The response to Storm Dennis in York and North Yorkshire is being managed via the area’s Local Resilience Forum.
Led by North Yorkshire County Council, it also includes North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, City of York Council, Northern Power Grid, the Environment Agency, the Met Office, Mountain Rescue teams and the Coast Guard.
Superintendent Sam Millar of North Yorkshire Police said:
By sharing real time information and the latest forecasts and impacts we have helped communities to be prepared and it’s inspiring to see how they have responded. Sandbagging, offers of loans of 4×4 vehicles, contingency planning and community spirit have been evident in many areas.
We are not out of the woods yet so please continue to help us by looking after yourself, your property and your communities and keeping up to date with the latest information.
Particularly important is the need to adhere to road closed signage. We are still getting reports that some people are driving past them or removing them.