Chief executive calls on Government following Ciara chaos

Image courtesy of @robintuddenham

Last night, Robin Tuddenham took to Twitter to call for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) , the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Environment agency to recognise the area as a tier one flood risk.

The tweet stated: Our dedicated @Calderdale staff continue to deal with #Flooding impact across borough. We are spirited & #resilient but it’s surely time this beautiful place is recognised nationally as a tier 1 risk by @DefraGovUK @mhclg & @EnvAgency to ensure a safe & sustainable future”

In a second post the chief executive of Calderdale added: “Meanwhile we will keep on keeping on @Calderdale & friends with our hubs opening in #Todmorden #Mytholmroyd #HebdenBridge from 8am tomorrow- let the recovery commence! #teamcalderdale”

These posts come after Storm Ciara causing major disruption across the region. The high winds and heavy rainfall have impacted businesses, transport and power networks.

Rivers in across the county have burst their banks with flooding reported in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, North and South Yorkshire.

The weather has impacted Northern Powergrid resulting in unexpected power cuts for around 45,500 people, mainly in West and South Yorkshire.

There remain 97 active flood warnings and 53 flood alerts in place across the region.