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Flood Water Situation 'Under Control' in Malton and Norton

Malton Flood (Aaron Clarke) 291112 4

2:07pm 31st January 2013

Multi-agency teams are continuing to take precautionary measures to reduce the threat of flooding in Ryedale.

The level of the River Derwent in Malton is currently 3.875m with groundwater levels con-tinuing to rise to 21.38m.

Whilst the situation is under control, the agencies are remaining focused as more rainfall is expected on Sunday.

Silver Command — a co-ordinating team of staff from North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, North Yorkshire County Council, Ryedale District Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water - continues to meet to manage the situation.

High volume pumps are already on key sites throughout Malton, Norton, Old Malton and Brawby .

“The situation is continuing to be managed well—due to the efforts of all agencies working together.””said Supt Glyn Payne, of North Yorkshire Police.

“We urge people travelling throughout the district to take note of any flood warning signs and avoid driving through floodwater to avoid problems with vehicles.

“As part of the on-going planned monitoring arrangements for the pumps, servicing will take place over the next few days.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and Silver Command will meet again

Residents affected by flooding are reminded that the Flood Forum Roadshow will be at the Asda Supermarket carpark between 12noon and 6pm on Monday February 4.

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