Providing a flood warning system giving information to the public, media, emergency services and local authorities. The Environment Agency deliver this service.
North Yorkshire’s coastal communities affected by flooding from the recent tidal surge continue to get back to business as normal following an extensive clean-up.
We will be liaising with the government about accessing national funding to help cover the costs of the repairs to our infrastructure as well as discussing the possibility of financial support for private property owners that suffered from flooding. Evidence of flooding, which will be gathered by North Yorkshire County Council, will be used to support any such request.
Property owners that were affected by flooding are advised to contact their insurance companies. Should any national funding become available to help private property owners, we will notify those affected.
Anyone not already signed up the Environment Agency flood warnings service is strongly advised to do so they can be directly advised of any flood alerts or warning that may occur in the future. People can sign up at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk or by calling the Floodline on 0345 988 1188. People can also follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for warnings and advice.
Useful tips: dealing with floods
Unplug electrical items and move them upstairs (be ready to switch off your main Gas/Electrical supply).
- Alert your neighbours (especially the elderly or the infirm).
- Defend your home if needed e.g. sandbags.
- Plug up sinks and baths (put a sandbag in the toilet bowl to prevent backflow).
- Co-operate with emergency services and local authorities if you need to be evacuated.
- Do as much as you can in daylight (no electricity – no light).
- Avoid contact with floodwater – it may be contaminated.
In the event of a flood, sandbags can be found at the following locations.
|Danby||Village hall Commondale|
|Cricket field pavillion Castleton|
|Station Yard Danby|
|East Ayton||Wilsons lane playing field|
|Eastfield||Eastfield Community centre|
|Egton||Horseshoe hotel Egton Bridge|
|Eskdale side||Blythmans Yard Lowdale Lane|
|Filey||Station Avenue carpark|
|Filey School Muston Road|
|Carr View Filey Road|
|Robin Hoods bay||Station Carpark|
|Glaisdale||Opposite eskdale Farm|
|Opposite Horse House cottage|
|Goathland||Goathland fire station|
|Gristhorpe||Manor Farm lebberston|
|Hackness and Harewood Dale group||Hackness village hall|
|Hinderwell||St Hilda's Old School, 6 High Street Hinderwell|
|Newby and Scalby||Parish Hall|
|Reighton||Manor House Farm Reighton|
|Sleights||Recycling centre Salmon Leap|
|Sneaton||Rear of Village hall|
|Staithes Harbourside||Side of fishermans store|
|West Ayton||Forge Valley Inn carpark|
Flooding and land drainage responsibilities
Scarborough Borough Council is the relevant operating authority having permissive powers for:
- Flood defences on ordinary watercourses which are not within the area of an internal drainage board
Environment Agency and Internal Drainage Board responsibilities
- Sea Cut (Scalby Beck)
- Church Becks Scalby
- Cloughton, Quarry Road, Burniston and Cow Wath Beck
- Throxenby watercourse
- Woodlands Vale watercourse
- Newby Watercourse