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Flood Levels in Malton and Norton Continue to Fall

Malton Flood (Aaron Clarke) 291112 3

1:18pm 5th February 2013

Members of Silver Command are continuing to closely monitor the flooding situation in Ryedale toda.

River levels and groundwater levels in the district are continuing to fall. The level of the River Derwent currently stands at 2.52m and groundwater levels are starting to fall at 21.42m.

Met Office forecasts indicate possible snow later in the week, but it  is not expected to present any significant issues regarding flooding.

“We are continuing to keep a close eye on the situation throughout the district and are ready to respond should conditions suddenly worsen,” said Glyn Payne, North Yorkshire Police’s Scarborough and Ryedale Safer Neighbourhood Commander.

“Silver  Command will remain in place until we are satisfied that the risk of flooding has reduced substantially. Until then, we will be on hand to help and reassure the local community.”

The Silver Command group will next meet  tomorrow morning with members on standby should conditions unexpectedly deteriorate..  

Meanwhile, more than 200 people attended the Flood Forum Roadshow held in Norton-on-Derwent yesterday (Feb 4).

Residents from throughout Ryedale attended the event – aimed at giving people affected by flooding the opportunity to come and talk about how they feel and gain advice & information including insurance.

“The roadshow was extremely well attended by people from throughout Ryedale,” said Mark Young, Flood Management Officer for North Yorkshire County Council.

“It provided  another way in which the community can feed into the multi-agency review of recent flooding events, which North Yorkshire County Council are leading on. 

“The review aims to gather evidence from the widest range of sources possible, so that future planning and investment can be focused in the right places.

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