- Category: Water management and flooding
- Last Updated: 17 February 2016
The response to flooding is a co-ordinated effort between all partners including this Council, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency.
Information about grants and other help available if you've been a victim of flooding is available on our Flooding page.
The Flood Warning Information Service is available at GOV.UK and gives up to date information on local river levels, warnings and alerts.
During periods of heavy rain and flooding, the Environment Agency issues warnings for professional partners and members of the public. If you are at risk from flooding then you can sign up to receive these warnings via the GOV.UK - flooding and extreme weather website.
Ryedale District Council has a flood response plan for partners. We have also developed the document "Flooding information for householders" which contains useful contact telephone numbers in the event of a flood for members of the public. Please also see the leaflets below.
If you are afraid floodwater is reaching your property, contact the Council for advice, assistance and to request sandbags. If you have been flooded, the Council can supply flood packs with materials useful for cleaning your home. After insurers have been to check the damage, the Council can arrange for free removal of damaged items.
Keeping roadside drains (also known as gullies) clean and fully operational is the responsibility of the County Council. For further information please visit the North Yorkshire County Council website.