Andrew has provided a further update regarding the heavy rain forecast for this week.
Andrew explained on Facebook:
There is not a great deal to add to my update from yesterday. There has been significant rainfall in the upper catchment of our local rivers, but some of this has been slightly lower than expected - only slightly though. The tides are also continuing to recede this week which works in our favour.
However, more rain is on the way, there is still a very real risk of issues as that water and snow melt makes it way down the catchment to us. Here is the current state of play as I far as I am informed.
- More flood warnings and flood alerts are likely to be issued on local rivers as the water and snow melt moves down the catchment to us in the next 24-48 hours. Please watch out for these alerts and warnings and heed them.
- The various agencies have their 24/7 response teams mobilised and inspections of flood defence assets will be continuing across the area day and night to continue monitoring.
- In terms of the River Aire, it is likely that the river's washlands will start to fill, as they do somewhat often. The Snaith washlands are of course at the end of those washlands and it is not yet clear if they will fill or not.
- Both East Riding and North Lincs Councils have plans and teams in place, as do other agencies to respond if need be.
- In terms of the canal breach at East Cowick, I questioned the Canal and Rivers Trust on their preparedness and they assured me that they had plans in place. The canal of course is less impacted by these events but was important to getting flood water away following the flooding last Feb.
Where exactly this storm tracks and where water falls is difficult to predict and that of course it what determines what water comes down which river catchment to our area.
Please stay alert and expect the EA to issue flood alerts or warnings for rivers in our area in the coming hours and days. We are used to these locally but we must taken them seriously.
I will continue to keep in contact with the local agencies and I have told them all I am available 24/7 to help if needed and to keep residents updated.