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Multi-Agency Response to Flash Flooding in Scarborough

22nd August 2017

There was an immediate response from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council highways team and North Yorkshire Police when flash flooding hit Scarborough today (23rd August 2017)

The average recorded rainfall for Scarborough in August is 64mm. Rainfall gauges in Scarborough today have recorded between 30mm and 40mm.

Due to the large number of calls, a multi-agency Bronze Hub was set up, which allowed for life risk incidents such as people stuck in cars in floodwater and flooding to properties involving vulnerable people to be prioritised. The majority of the flooding incidents which have required a Fire Service response have now been dealt with.

Work will continue to be undertaken by the County Council and Borough Council to deal with problems with highways and any clean up required.

Throughout the day County Council highways officers were out across the town. Warning flood signs and road closed signs were erected and officers attended flood locations to stop drivers driving down flooded roads. There was localised flooding and damage to numerous roads as well as some closures.

Information on road and bridges closures can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/current-emergency-road-and-bridge-closures

The full extent of the damage will be assessed after the water subsides.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded not to go into flood waters as they cannot know what is beneath the water.

Details of the number of calls taken by the Fire Service control room throughout the day can be viewed here

 

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