LiveStorm Gladys Live: Updates from across Yorkshire as flood warnings in place

Follow latest updates of Storm Gladys in Yorkshire here.

Yorkshire is set to be battered by Storm Gladys, bringing with it heavy rain and high winds once again.

Around 140 homes are expected to be at risk of flooding in York today.

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Three storms have battered the nation over the past week, including Storm Eunice which left 1.4 million households without electricity – some for up to 72 hours, with just under 30,000 still without power.

Storm Franklin is set to batter Yorkshire once again

The Environment Agency has urged communities in parts of the West Midlands and the north of England, especially those along River Severn, to be prepared for significant flooding until Wednesday following high rainfall from Storm Franklin.

A total of 40 flood warnings were in place in Yorkshire as of 7am this morning (Feb 22), with a further 32 flood alerts in place across the county.

Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, speaking in the Commons on Monday, said “four people have tragically lost their lives in incidents related to storms”.

Storm Franklin in Yorkshire

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 February, 2022, 11:32

    Looking high...

    Rail services running in and out of Leeds Station are returning to normal today following days of disruption caused by line flooding.

    Services running to and from the city were largely cancelled on Sunday and Monday as a result of flooding.

    An update from the Met Office

    Hessle’s flood gates

    East Riding Council has explained the decision not to close Hessle’s tidal flood gates despite locals receiving a red alert warning on Sunday.

    An East Riding Council spokesperson said it and the Environment Agency decided not to close the gates, by Cliff Road at Hessle Foreshore, because water levels were not high enough.

    The spokesperson added the council was always prepared to do what is needed to protect people from flooding if they were thought to be at risk.

    The comments come after the Environment Agency issued red flood warnings to those living near the Foreshore.

    Network Rail have tweeted a video showing how bad the flooding was yesterday which caused cancellations on the line between Leeds and Shipley.

    They had pumps there all day working to remove the water from the line!

    Some sage advice from the fire service in North Yorkshire

    A bleak morning view for this farmer in York

    Here is a list of all the flood alerts and flood warnings in place in Yorkshire today.

    Emergency shelter is being offered to people in York after revised estimates suggested as many as 140 homes could be at risk of flooding today.

    The river Ouse is expected to peak at between 4.5m and 5m this morning. The highest level to be recorded in the city was 5.4m, on November 4 2000, with the second highest (5.2m) in December 2015, when more than 600 properties were flooded.

    Here’s what the Met Office are telling us to expect today. It’s going to be another wet one.

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