Boxing Day Floods
Saturday, 26 December 2015
After regular rainfall for many weeks, the heavy rainfall of Christmas Day and Boxing Day led to the worst floods Hebden Bridge has seen; worse even than the two bad ones of 2012.
Mytholmroyd, Todmorden and Walsden are also badly flooded. People wanting to get from Hebden Bridge to Todmorden and driving over the tops, and taking over three hours. At 1pm, most roads along the valley are impassable.
The HebWeb will update this page with photos and info.
Flood fund open
Offers of help
Offers are being co-ordinated by the Calder Valley Flood Support Facebook Group
Gas Check - Joe Black is offering a free basic gas safety check. See the Singleton Black web page
Picture House is appealing for people to help. Bring a headtorch as no electricity.
HebWeb Feature: Boxing Day Floods 2015
Facebook Group: Calder Valley Flood Support
HebWeb Forum: Floods
Guardian: Calderdale flood victims survey the damage: 'I can't go through this again' - 27 Dec
BBC News: Bus swept down flooded street in Hebden Bridge - 27 Dec
Huffington Post: Flooding In Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire As Devastation Sweeps North Of England
HebWeb News: The June 2012 Floods
HebWeb News: The July 2012 Floods