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Flooding Risk in Malton and Norton Continues to be Monitored

Malton Flood (Aaron Clarke) 291112 4

3:09pm 8th February 2013
(Updated 3:11pm 8th February 2013)

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

River levels and groundwater levels in the district are continuing to fall. The level of the River Derwent currently stands at 2.57m and groundwater levels at Broughton borehole are  at 21.34m.

Met Office forecasts indicate possible snow over Sunday into Monday and Silver Command will monitor developments.

“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 on Monday 11 February with members on standby should conditions unexpectedly deteriorate

It comes as Anne McIntosh MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey has welcomed a Government contribution of £230,000 towards the Pickering Flood Storage Scheme.

Miss McIntosh said “This contribution announced by the Secretary of State Owen Patterson in Westminster edges the scheme towards commencement.

"Ryedale District Council is contributing £950,000, North Yorkshire County Council £300,000, together with the local levy contribution of £240,000, with an estimated total cost of £1.8 million. Fifty houses should benefit from increase flood protection."

“I was also very pleased to see funding for the Filey flood alleviation scheme, with the Government making a contribution of £2.72 million which will improve protection for an estimated 593 homes. This is great news for the area.”


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