More than £24m has been spent on repairs left by the Boxing day floods in Yorkshire - and much, much more is needed.

Today marks 100 days since the devastating floods hit many communities across Yorkshire, when the country experienced the wettest December since records began in 1910 and the rainfall led to record-breaking levels in the rivers Aire, Calder and Foss.

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Over the past 100 days Environment Agency teams have been working around the clock, carrying out an extensive repair programme worth in the region of £24m and more is stil to be done.

The repair work includes the removal of collapsed bridges along the River Calder, gravel clearance and thousands of inspections.

Pictures: Bridge craned in across the Calder at Elland

Agency staff have checked nearly 8,500 flood defences to identify what repairs are needed – with around 900 identified as needing some form of repair. More than 100 have already been completed and a further 300 are currently underway with the aim of getting all complete before the next winter.

Other major tasks include, of course, the repairs to Elland Bridge which was badly damaged by the floods and is expected to remain closed for months.

Reporter David Himelfield walks across temporary Elland bridge

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Phil Younge, major incident recovery manager, said: “The floods of December 2015 had a terrible impact on peoples’ lives, homes and businesses across the county. Many residents and businesses are not yet back in their properties.

“The job we have before us, of getting our defences back in a condition they were prior to flooding, is a huge challenge, but our teams are working tirelessly to restore protection to communities.

“We welcome the government’s recent announcement of £115m to increase flood resilience across the Calder Valley, Leeds and York. This is in addition to £265m we are already investing between now and 2021 to better protect 108,000 properties against flooding and coastal erosion.

Floods clean-up along Calder and Hebble Navigation

“Approximately 16,000 more properties have signed up to our free flood warning service since the December floods, which is great news. However, we continue to urge people to sign up to this free service as only one fifth of all properties at risk of flooding in Yorkshire currently receive flood warnings.”

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Three iron footbridges which collapsed in the River Calder have been removed by Environment Agency teams. Specialist equipment including a 150 tonne crane and underwater burning equipment was used to remove the largest of the three footbridges which were all washed out during the December floods.

Dredging has also taken place along several stretches of the Calder.