On the road to recovery
Andrew Denville, Environment Agency reports on progress that has been made during 2017.
It has been over 200 days since communities across Yorkshire had their Christmas stolen by Storm Eva. Flood defences were damaged and our telemetry stations – which monitor river levels - logged record-breaking levels, alongside the obvious and devastating damage to businesses and properties across Yorkshire.
The Leeds EA office has become a hive of recovery activity. We have a repair programme consisting of 400 projects and just as many issues raised by businesses, residents and our professional partners such as the local council. We’ve visited over 150 communities and completed 162 projects to repair damaged flood defence assets, with an ambitious target to complete all remaining repair works by the end of September.