Humberside

East Yorkshire householders urged to take flood precautions

Hundreds of householders are being urged to take flood precautions in the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area after heavy rainfall.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it had attended a significant number of localised flooding callouts on Sunday.

Alan Cunningham, from the service, said sandbags had been provided to homes off Boothferry Road in the Hessle area.

Heavy rain affected a number of areas across the region including parts of Beverley.

Willow Grove resident Les Diamond told the BBC the whole community had worked hard to remove remaining flood water from outside properties, for fear of further flooding overnight into Monday.

Flooding in Beverley in the Willow Grove area
Residents on Willow Grove in Beverley said they were working hard to remove excess water

Mr Diamond said: "What we're trying to do, is see if we can get this water pumped away before the next bout of rain which is forecast tonight [Sunday] and tomorrow [Monday]. We have about another 36 hours of rain ahead of us.

"We're really quite desperate that this gets pumped out so we have some capacity for the next lot of rain," said Mr Diamond.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it was strategically placing pumps to minimise flooding to properties.

The Environment Agency said it was monitoring river levels, clearing blockages and operating pumping stations and washlands to try to manage river levels.

Flood risk manager Phil Younge said: "We are expecting more flooding this evening [Sunday] and urge people to use the daylight hours to prepare for possible flooding tonight and into Monday.

"Our teams have been out around the clock over the last few days to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding. We are continuing to deploy teams across the country to warn communities at risk."

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the Yorkshire and Humber area as more heavy rain is forecast for Sunday night.

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