Ryedale flooding update - Thursday, January 31
Precautionary measures are still being taken to reduce the threat of flooding in Ryedale.
The level of the River Derwent in Malton was measured at 3.875m on Thursday afternoon with groundwater levels continuing to rise to 21.38m.
Silver Command, the multi-agency task force, says while the situation is currently under control, its members are remaining vigilant as more rainfall is expected on Sunday.
It will continue to meet daily to monitor the situation.
High volume pumps are already on key sites throughout Malton, Norton, Old Malton and Brawby.
“The situation is continuing to be managed well—due to the efforts of all agencies working together,” said Supt Glyn Payne, of North Yorkshire Police.
“We urge people travelling throughout the district to take note of any flood warning signs and avoid driving through floodwater to avoid problems with vehicles.
“As part of the on-going planned monitoring arrangements for the pumps, servicing will take place over the next few days.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation and Silver Command will meet again tomorrow.”
Residents affected by flooding are reminded that the Flood Forum Roadshow will be at the Asda Supermarket car park on Monday, between 12pm and 6pm.
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Weather for Malton
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North
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Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: East