Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis (Snaith, East Cowick, Temple Hirst, Hirst Courtney, West Bank, Carlton, Harrogate, Richmondshire)
Two Ridings are asking anyone whose main place of residence was flooded to get in touch with us so that we can help. We will use the local authority list of areas and streets flooded to ascertain which properties were affected and householders will need to show proof of residence. The fund will help households where water came into houses (but not where it only went into gardens or garages) and small businesses where personal hardship has arisen as a result of premises being flooded.
We will make an immediate payment of £300 to anyone in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire whose home was flooded in February 2020. We will also be working with the local authority and partner charities like British Red Cross so that when people are ready to move back into their homes we can provide further financial support. At that point the needs of each households will be assessed individually and awards made on that assessment and priority will be given to households in need where there are particular cases of hardship.