The York floods are bad and could get better
York floods: Hundreds evacuated and swathes of historic city underwater as rivers reach record levels
The council does not expect the River Ouse to peak until Monday lunchtime - at five metres above summer levels
David Rhodes, who runs a taxi firm, told Sky News: “This time we’ve actually got flood defences in but they haven’t worked.
A comment from Facebook: The flooding is bad and a developer wants to put six hundred luxury houses on the flood plain
Decision not to develop comprehensive strategy to address flood risk came just a few weeks before flooding in Cumbria
Minsters were warned by the Government’s own climate change advisers that they needed to take action to protect the increasing number of homes at high risk of flooding - but rejected the advice.
The decision not to develop a comprehensive strategy to address increased flood risk came in October just a few weeks before the flooding in Cumbria before Christmas and the most recent flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Following the devastation caused in Cumbria George Osborne announced the creation of a £50 million repair scheme for those whose property had been damaged.
Experts believe the cost of clearing up the most recent flooding effecting both Leeds and York could exceed this figure.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said that despite David Cameron’s promise to do so, the government had failed to learn lessons from the widespread flooding in 2013/14.