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East Yorks flooding worsens

East Yorks flooding worsens 28 February 2020

East Yorkshire flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes (via BBC)

Residents in parts of East Yorkshire were evacuated from their homes overnight as flood water levels rose rapidly.

The flooding at East Cowick came as fields in the area, holding vast quantities of water from the River Aire, began to overtop.

Emergency services deployed boats to assist with evacuating residents.

Meanwhile in Shropshire, repairs to buckled flood defences will start later if river levels fall low enough.

The Environment Agency (EA) aims to do the work ahead of Storm Jorge, which is due to hit the country this weekend.

Read more via BBC