East Yorkshire town's residents 'should consider flood defences'

Pocklington flood water Parts of the town were left under 1ft (30cm) of water

Related Stories

A council report into flooding in an East Yorkshire town has suggested that property owners should consider buying their own flood defence equipment.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council carried out the inquiry after Pocklington was hit by flash flooding in April.

The report concluded that nobody was to blame after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the drainage system.

Other measures suggested include altering the town's river bank.

Another suggestion in the report is to redesign Pocklington's drainage system.

In the report the council said that heavy rainfall "caused the water level in the Pocklington Beck to rise rapidly".

The report continues: "At this time the drainage system, including highway drains and sewers within the town were already charged with the previous rainfall.

"This increased flow in the Beck resulted in surface water overflow in from the main culvert entrance at the rear of the post office, leading to overland flows into the town centre."

The flooding left some parts of the town centre under 1ft (30cm) of water.

The council suggests that "individual property owners within the town centre should consider installing property protection measures to their properties at risk of flooding; such as door guards and air brick covers."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Radio Humberside



Min. Night 15 °C

Features & Analysis

  • California reservoirTapped out

    Is California about to run out of water?

  • Man on planeKnee jerks

    When is it acceptable to recline your seat on flights?

  • Romo in Washington DCDoggie in the window

    Why are strangers photographing this pet?

  • A protestor in Ferguson, Missouri is confronted by a police officer weilding a shotgun.Fatal flaw

    Why no one knows how many Americans are killed by police

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Child museumChild's play

    Should children be allowed to run wild in museums? BBC Culture investigates


  • Going through ice across the Northwest PassageThe Travel Show Watch

    Navigating the treacherous Northwest Passage through ice and Arctic storms

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.