Councils forge ahead with clear-up after flooding

By Dan Peters | 08 August 2019

Staff at England's largest council have started work to repair the flood damage that closed roads and deluged homes.

Following another tour of some of the worst-impacted communities again yesterday, North Yorkshire CC’s chief executive, Richard Flinton, said: 'These truly devastating floods may be a very rare weather event, but where they have hit they have destroyed everything in their path.'

A temporary bridge arrived yesterday to replace the damaged structure on the B6270 linking Richmond to the Upper Dales and sandbags have been deployed.

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