Multiple floods hit Bronte Country
Aftermath of flooding in Robert's Park, Saltaire
Over the course of the Christmas weekend of 26th - 27th December 2015 very high levels of rainfall from "Storm Eva" led to serious and unprecidented levels of flooding in various different parts of the Bronte Country area.
Towns and villages which were badly affected included Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in Calderdale, Whalley and Ribcester in the Ribble Valley, and Keighley, Saltaire and Shipley in the Aire Valley, amongst others.
The flooding came only weeks after "Storm Desmond" - which led to similar levels of serious flooding in the Lake District and Carlisle with a spectacular waterfall issuing over the precipice of Malham Cove for the first time in recent history.
The Christmas 2015 "Storm Eva" floods in the Bronte Country area were no less dramatic, with many commentators saying that they are to date the worst in living memory. Despite the life threatening nature of the flooding there were mercifully no fatalities, thanks in a large part to the response of the emergency services.
The immediate aftermath saw locals banding together to help with the cleanup with many various initiatives and appeals being set up to provide flood relief throughout the region, including e.g. the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal set up by the Community Foundation for Calderdale in Calderdale - along with others too !
For more information please visit the following (externally maintained) news pages:
- UK floods: Extra soldiers sent to stricken areas (news item posted on BBC News 27th December 2015)
- Floods: Cameron sends in troops as latest Yorkshire mop-up begins (news item posted on the Yorkshire Post 27th December 2015)
- Floods still causing road and rail misery in Bradford district (news item posted on the Telegraph and Argus 28th December 2015)
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[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia December 2015.]