'Immediate action required' by Kirkstall residents as flooding of homes expected - red warning issued

'Immediate action is required' by Kirkstall residents as flooding of homes is expected, the government said.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 5:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 5:40 pm

River levels in the area are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall during Storm Ciara.

A statement on the Government website stated: "River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of property is expected.

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Kirkstall

"We expect flooding to affect properties at St Anns Mill and the Goits.

"Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours.

"We expect river levels to rise until 19:00 on 09/02/20.

"We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident response staff are checking defences and closely monitoring the forecast.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

"This message will be updated by 00:45 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes."