Spring tides may add to East Yorkshire's flooding misery (video)
SPRING tides today may add misery to areas hit by flooding in the past few weeks.
The high water will shift the focus away from dealing with problems caused by melting snow.
The biggest issue at the weekend was in Willow Grove, Beverley, where fire crews were again required to pump water away and prevent homes from flooding. That water has now been cleared and the immediate risk seems to have passed.
Today's problems are more likely to hit coastal areas.
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An Environment Agency spokesman said: "We have staff on the ground, checking flood defences, clearing debris and monitoring river levels across the region.
"There are no specific areas of concern at present but the Environment Agency is checking flood defences and its pumping operations as a precaution.
"The Environment Agency is also working closely with other partners to inform and protect people from the risk of flooding. Tidal river levels in Selby, Hull and in the East Riding are being monitored in light of spring tides peaking today. At this stage, we do not expect these to cause any problem."
The agency says most rivers across the region had peaked by yesterday lunchtime but more rain is passing over, so river levels are likely to remain high.
Flood relief, other than from main rivers, is co-ordinated by East Riding Council.
Head of streetscene services John Skidmore said: "The main areas affected by the flooding were Willow Grove at the bottom of the Westwood in Beverley, Lockington, the Old Road area, Leconfield and Burton Fleming.
"At the height of the flooding on the Westwood on Sunday afternoon, the fire service was pumping away 14,000 litres a minute to protect property.
"We provided more than 1,000 sandbags along Willow Grove to divert flood water away from homes."