- Caravan site evacuated as river floods
- April 30, 2012 | 0 Responses
Caravan insurance claims may have to be made by the owners of mobile homes located at a flooded holiday park on the East and North Yorkshire border.
Residents had to be evacuated from the Weir Caravan Park in Stamford Bridge after the nearby River Derwent burst its banks due to heavy rainfall.
A flood warning was issued for the waterway by the Environment Agency and the site's owners were forced to wake 12 people at 09:00 BST on Friday (April 27th) and ask them to leave.
Two pumps were commissioned to help remove water from the park, which has 100 static pitches and space for additional touring caravans.
Through the night on Thursday, 40mm of rain fell in the area, which caused the river's water levels to rise well above normal levels and several inches of standing water was reported at the caravan site.
Residents in south Wales, the West and East Midlands, south-west England, London and south-east England have been warned by the Met Office to expect heavy rainfall again tomorrow.