Having visited Tadcaster, surrounding villages and several homeowners affected by flooding today, I am struck by the community spirit that is evident as people unaffected are coming to the aid of those who have been hit by the extraordinary flooding. Over one hundred people attended a meeting in Tadcaster this morning to offer assistance and that help is being coordinated from the Ark on Kirkgate. I have also spoken today to the Floods Minister who has confirmed to me that the same government financial help of upto £5000 that was made available to flood victims in Cumbria will be made available here in Yorkshire.
Updated information can be found at the environment agency site herehttp://bit.ly/1mcTupj. Residents can also call Floodline on 0345 9881188