Storm Ciara Flooding

For the latest information on the flooding, community hubs, cleaning up and road closures please visit the Eye on Calderdale website.

Calderdale’s response to flooding, 10 February 2020

Storm Ciara brought devastating flooding across Calderdale on Sunday 9 February 2020.

Heavy and persistent rain led to widespread flooding, causing several road and building closures and flooding to homes and businesses.

Local residents, flood wardens and teams from Calderdale Council and other organisations showed their amazing community spirit, braving the bad weather and working around the clock to help those affected.

River levels have now fallen, surface water has receded and the majority of roads have reopened, but the clean up continues and the full scale of the damage is still being assessed. Many roads across Calderdale are still very muddy, so please take extra care when driving.

Additional teams are still out helping with the clean up, and they were out before the flooding as part of the preparations (which included checking and clearing drains, culverts and trash screens in flood-prone areas).

Community hubs are open across Calderdale, offering cleaning equipment, general help and emotional support. The hub locations are as follows:

  • Brighouse – Civic Hall
  • Elland – Calder House, Southgate
  • Hebden Bridge – Town Hall
  • Mytholmroyd – Library
  • Sowerby Bridge – Library and Christ Church
  • Todmorden – Town Hall

Stocks of clean up equipment are limited, so if anyone has any spare supplies that they can donate, please take them to your nearest community hub.

If you are helping with the clean up, remember that flood water is dirty and may be contaminated with sewage, so please take care and read the advice from Public Health England.

There is also lots of information and advice on the Eye on Calderdale website, including Eight important steps for coping after a flood.

To help with the clean up, the Council has temporarily suspended charging for bulky waste collection in all flood-affected areas. For information on arranging a collection and other options, visit Eye on Calderdale.