Flood water in the city of York as York Minster is seen in the distance, following the weekend's flooding. (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)
Homes have been destroyed, businesses threatened and livelihoods put in danger. The cost of repairs is likely to be millions of pounds, and the time to recover could yet be years.
To put some scale on what our Yorkshire people have had to put up with, we have put together some of the most dramatic images of the past few days... both shocking, stunning and depressing, they put into perspective what hit us on Boxing Day 2015.
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Members of the Army and rescue teams help evacuate people from flooded properties after they became trapped by rising floodwater when the River Ouse bursts its banks in York city centre. (John Giles/PA Wire)