Authorities, Agencies and Emergency Services Continue to Asses Flood Damage
Wednesday 6 January, 2016
West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (WYLRF) is continuing to assess the damage caused by the worst flooding to hit the county in 70 years.
As agencies work together to support the massive recovery effort in local communities, latest images show just how much damage the flood waters caused, especially in the Leeds and Calderdale areas.
The WYLRF is holding regular tasking and co-ordination meetings to provide help during the coming weeks and months and keep the public informed. The WYLRF is made up of the emergency services, all five local authorities and other key partners including the Environment Agency, Health, Northern Powergrid, Armed Forces and Welcome To Yorkshire.
The cost is likely to run into many millions of pounds – efforts are still ongoing to establish the impact of the floods to ensure help is directed appropriately.
ACO Dave Walton, West Yorkshire Fire Service
Tom Riordan, Leeds City Council
Merran McRae, Calderdale Council
ACC Mark Milsom, West Yorkshire Police
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