ALERT Only – Jan. 18th Mon. 07.45 – North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum – flood warning – Alert No. 1 of 2021

A ringing smartphone

Along with representatives of all the other MRTs operating across the County, CRO’s ‘Silver’ reps were alerted to a flooding forecast (‘Storm Christoph’) through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. They put the Organisation’s Swift-water Rescue Team on stand-by and kept the situation under review from Monday through to Thursday afternoon, when the risk was perceived to have subsided and the team could stand down.

We are extremely grateful to Bibby’s of Ingleton, who had agreed to provide a coach and driver, if the Swift-water Team was called to go out of area. Apart from the Land Rover and trailer for equipment, the alternative would have been for each member to take her/his car, travelling singly for Covid safety, but at greater risk when driving through water. Fortunately, this was not necessary.

Volunteer Hours: 8.