A NUMBER of schools are likely to remain shut on Monday as they count the cost of the January storms.
Pupils were sent home from nine Kirklees schools after Thursday's gales caused damage and power cuts hit the premises.
Kirklees Council building teams have been working flat out to repair the damage and workmen are expected to be busy all weekend.
But education officials have urged parents of children at five schools to check on Monday.
The schools are Hade Edge JIN (roof damage and flooding) Hartshead JIN (roof damage), Littletown JIN at Liversedge (roof damage) Shepley First (roof damage) and Westmoor Juniors, Dewsbury (roof).
* Little Acorns day nursery at Meltham will open as normal on Monday after workmen repaired a roof.
* Rivers across Huddersfield have subsided after the torrential rain.
But there are still flood alerts on the Holme and Colne and some stretches of the Calder.
* Insurance firms have been swamped with calls from householders.
Halifax Home Insurance received 10,500 calls between 8am and 10pm on Thursday, a 120% increase on normal activity
More than 3,500 claims were registered relating to storm damage.
With further adverse weather expected to hit the UK over the next few days, Halifax Home Insurance is advising the public to take steps to protect their home and assets.
There has also been a warning in the wake of the storms - Beware of the cowboys.
The Federation of Master Builders has warned people in Yorkshire to check credentials of builders called in to carry out repairs.
The federation is worried rogue traders will prey on householders.
For advice phone 0800 152 522.