Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yorkshire floods today: Flood damage in Calder Valley and Todmorden

Extremely heavy rains have caused flood damage in Calder Valley and Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Walsden, near Todmorden in West Yorkshire, England has been hit by up to 18in (46cm) of water.

The Environment Agency had issued flood alert for the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse.

Yorkshire floods today have affected around 20 houses. Several properties in Walsden have suffered flood damage, BBC reported.

Half a month's rainfall was recorded in just two hours in Yorkshire.

Below is a photo of Yorkshire floods today showing house and car submerged in rain water near the village of Coniston Cold in North Yorks (EDI Photo John Giles. PA).


In other hand, downpours have given relief from the heatwave. But still the Met Office has issued a level two heatwave warning for the south east and east of England for Thursday and Friday.

The worst flooding in 12 years on the River Ouse affected York in September 2013.

Yorkshire floods 2007 had claimed lives of at least 13 people. Flood damage was about £6 billion.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 30, 2013