York & North Yorkshire

Flood alerts remain in East Yorkshire after heavy rain

Flood water in York
Image caption The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels after heavy rainfall on Sunday

Further heavy rainfall in East Yorkshire could cause more flooding, the Environment Agency has warned.

A flood alert, the third highest level of warning, remains in force for the River Derwent in East Yorkshire in the area around Stamford Bridge.

The agency has also issued a flood alert for the Holderness area of East Yorkshire.

It said that it was pumping water away from the Holderness Drain area as it was rising due to incoming tides.

Heavy rain on Thursday caused flooding in parts of Yorkshire on Friday.

The Weir Caravan Park in Stamford Bridge, East Yorkshire, had to be evacuated after the Derwent broke its banks causing localised flooding in the town.

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