Flood Resilience News

  • Weather Situation – Second update from Calderdale Council on Friday 23 December

    Weather Situation – Second update from Calderdale Council on Friday 23 December 0

    23/12/2016 14:38:51

    Calderdale Council has continued to monitor developments of the two weather systems, sharing information with both the Environment Agency and the Met Office:

    Storm Barbara is currently affecting the north of Scotland, with much of the UK being affected by gusty winds. Gusts of 50 – 60 mph are likely in parts of northern England, with some exposed locations seeing gusts of up to 70 mph. …

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  • Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council Friday 23 December

    Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council Friday 23 December 0

    23/12/2016 12:47:12

    A flood alert is currently in place for parts of Calderdale. This precautionary flood alert has been issued due to the impact of storm Barbara. A Flood Alert means low-level flood impacts are possible.

    Calderdale Council will continue to monitor developments of the two weather systems (Storm Barbara and Storm Connor), sharing information with both the Environment Agency and the Met Office. …

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  • Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council Thursday 22 December

    Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council Thursday 22 December 0

    22/12/2016 15:20:06

    Calderdale Council has continued to monitor developments of the two weather systems, sharing information with both the Environment Agency and the Met Office:

    There are two weather systems moving over the UK between the 23 and 25 December. The first of these systems has been named Storm Barbara

    The principal risk is wind, but we will possibly experience some heavy rain tomorrow afternoon …

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  • Weather Situation - 20 December 2016

    Weather Situation - 20 December 2016 0

    20/12/2016 16:52:38

    Calderdale Council has been monitoring developments since the weekend being advised of the following by both the Environment Agency and the Met Office:

    There are two weather systems moving over the UK between the 23 and 25 December. The first of these systems has been named Storm Barbara

    Early indications are that we will see a change in the weather to more stormy and windy weather …

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  • One year on from the floods

    One year on from the floods 0

    19/12/2016 15:12:10

    Since unprecedented floods hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council has been working tirelessly with other organisations and local people to help the borough recover and to protect communities from further flooding.

    Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

    “The floods caused devastation across 25 miles of Calderdale. Over 2000 residents and more than 1000 …

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  • Helping residents plan ahead

    Helping residents plan ahead 0

    16/12/2016 11:42:38

    Press Release from Calderdale Council, Thursday 14 December 2016

    Flood hit residents in Calderdale will soon be receiving handy guides to help them develop their own flood plan in the event of future flooding in the borough. 

    Flood risk can never be eliminated, but it can be reduced and its impacts lessened through good planning, preparation and practice.  

    Acting on …

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  • Opportunities for better flood protection at home

    Opportunities for better flood protection at home 0

    12/12/2016 11:12:10

    Calderdale Council is looking for people whose homes flooded in December 2015 to come forward to apply for extra grants for flood protection work, and to be involved in promoting this work to other residents.

    Four homeowners from across Calderdale will be able to benefit from the £5000 Repair and Renewal grant, the £1000 Community Foundation grant and a further £10,000 grant …

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  • Power to the people

    Power to the people 0

    08/12/2016 15:55:00

    Press release from Calderdale Council and Northern Powergrid

    Northern Powergrid is boosting the resilience of its network in the Upper Calder Valley following the unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015.

    In the immediate aftermath of Storm Eva many properties across the Calder Valley experienced a loss of power. 

    Northern Powergrid, which is responsible for the power network the …

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  • Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge

    Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge 0

    08/12/2016 14:27:06

    Press release from Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust

    Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date due to complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities.

    It is now anticipated that the new bridge should open in January 2017, although the …

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  • Removal of footbridge at Hebden Bridge

    Removal of footbridge at Hebden Bridge 0

    07/12/2016 08:40:11

    News release from the Environment Agency

     

    Work is due to start this week to remove a footbridge in Hebden Bridge, which is obstructing the river channel and causing potential flood risk.

     

    VBA, working on behalf of the Environment Agency, will start work to remove the footbridge which leads to the Hebden Vale Centre, on Saturday 10 December.

     

    Power cables …

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