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Update on Flooding Incidents

28th December 2015

Since the early hours of 26 December 2015 North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended almost 200 incidents, mostly flooding related across the whole of the County. 

Incidents occurred in the areas of Scarborough, Harrogate, Skipton, Knaresborough, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Malton, Easingwold, Thirsk, York and Tadcaster.  Areas most affected with high volume of calls were Skipton, Harrogate, Malton, Easingwold, York and Tadcaster. 

Several rescues were carried out across the County of people trapped in vehicles in flood water.  Many Rescues have also been carried out where people have been trapped in properties surrounded by flood water.  Majority of these have taken place in the York area where the water rescue boats have been utilised. 

The situation is ongoing as the river levels remain high and currently there are Fire Crews in Malton and York carrying out pumping operations.  

There are currently crews dealing with flooding in Malton and York areas after working throughout the night.

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