FLOOD alerts were issued for Huddersfield’s rivers and streams last night with more heavy rain storms and gale force winds predicted.
The Environment Agency warned there was a risk of flooding in the River Colne, River Holme, Fenay Beck and their tributaries overnight.
And local weatherman Paul Stevens said he would not be surprised if he hears that houses and properties have flooded.
Mr Stevens, of Salendine Nook, warned that Waterloo properties near Fenay Beck were at most risk of flooding.
He said: “Because we’re in the Pennines we’re more likely to see incidents of flash-flooding.
“That happened when water runs off fields and into roads.
“There is less risk of flooding from rivers, but a lot of water could run off from Fenay Beck and all over that valley.
“December saw double the average rainfall for the time of year and we’re predicted persistent and heavy rain again overnight.”
Between 9am and 5pm yesterday Huddersfield saw 15mm of rain with a further 25 to 30mm predicted overnight into today.
It meant problems for drivers on several roads which were under inches of water.
There were problems in Cooper Bridge and in Meltham.
Yesterday saw a brief “respite” from the winds that battered the UK on Tuesday.
But Mr Stevens again warned that gale force winds of up to 75mph would hit the town last night and this morning.
Two men were killed on Tuesday as winds of more than 100mph hit the country, bringing travel chaos as millions of people returned to work after the festive season.
Yesterday there were still problems in many areas with power cuts.
Gas supplies were off for villagers in Steeton, West Yorkshire, after a gas plant was badly damaged by high winds.
And councils across the region were busy clearing up fallen trees and branches.