River Aire flooding concerns - Environment Agency on scene in Snaith
The Environment Agency (EA) is currently on scene at the River Aire in Snaith, following concerns over flooding.
Concerns have been expressed about the water level of the river, and the EA, along with staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and emergency services have as a precaution, been warning and informing up to 80 properties in the immediate vicinity of the river to provide advice and reassurance.
Following modelling works by the EA it has been suggested that there is currently a very low-risk of a breach of the River Aire near Snaith.
As a precaution, staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, along with colleagues from the EA and the emergency services, will this evening be warning .
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Council staff and equipment, including sandbags, will be on stand-by in the town in the event of a breach and the council will support the emergency services and the EA in accordance with its emergency plan.
John Skidmore, head of streetscene services, said: "I would like to stress that the risk, of a breach, as advised by the EA, is very low and that we are warning and informing those residents who could potentially be affected as a precautionary measure.
"The council is in continuous dialogue with partners agencies, including the EA and Humberside Fire and Rescue, and will have staff and equipment in Snaith in order to support our residents in the event that this is required.
"Council staff will remain in Snaith to respond as required by the EA and emergency services to support our residents."