Two flood alerts and one flood warning are active in the Harrogate district, which is at greater risk of flooding than almost anywhere else in northern England and the Midlands.
The more severe flood warning is from Aldwark Bridge to Cuddy Shaw on the Ure, just south of Boroughbridge.
An Environment Agency update for this area at 7.04am today said:
“River levels in the lower River Ure remain high due to recent rainfall associated with Storm Debi. Areas affected are properties at Aldwark Bridge and at Thorpe Underwood in Cuddy Shaw.
“Levels at Aldwark Bridge are continuing to fall but remain high. We expect levels to continue falling today.
“Please put your flood plan in place.”
Environment Agency advice on what to do is available here.
The flood alert area for the Nidd includes land around the lower Nidd and its tributaries including Sand Beck, Sike Beck, Pool Beck and Great Gutter.
For the lower Ure, the area at risk is low-lying land including agricultural land and local roads in the areas around Masham, Boroughbridge, Aldborough and Bishop Monkton.
Brighter is weather is expected this afternoon and tomorrow before further outbreaks of rain this weekend.
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