More cash needed to prevent repeat of Boxing Day floods
Steve Benson More cash is needed to prevent a repeat of the Boxing Day floods that devastated West Yorkshire, a review has concluded.
More than 7,000 properties were affected by the floods last December, causing an estimated £365m in damage.
Kirklees escaped the worst but Mirfield was heavily hit as the River Calder rose to record levels following two storms.
Calderdale bore the brunt of the deluge with Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd badly flooded and Elland bridge damaged beyond repair. Leeds was also hit with the River Aire bursting its banks in Kirkstall.
A flood review by the West... read more
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