Communities are being warned to prepare for the risk of flash flooding in awareness campaigns launched as more heavy rain is forecast.
And some in Huddersfield have already seen the problems.
Councils across England and Wales are highlighting the danger to residents and businesses of flash floods, which can see local areas swamped in minutes after deluges.
The move comes amid concerns the UK’s weather is becoming more volatile as a result of climate change, with more heavy downpours that cause rapid flooding.
The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents English and Welsh councils, said homeowners and businesses at risk of flash floods should regularly check weather forecasts and know how to turn off gas, electricity and water.
They should also have a plan for moving essential items upstairs quickly, the LGA said.
The warning comes as the Met Office imposed another severe weather warning on Yorkshire.
It came into force this morning and is valid through until 10pm tonight.
Flooding in Thongsbridge
The Met Office said heavy showers will develop into heavy downpours.
A spokesman said: “Some will miss out be please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur.”
Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said the town had seen 58mm of rain in the last five days.
He added: “Thursday will be another showery day with the showers through the afternoon becoming heavy and thundery with local large downpours.
“There could be as much as 15-20mm of rain in an hour possible in places.”
That heavy rain brought problems on some roads yesterday evening.
Torrential rain at Woodhead Road, Thongsbridge, saw drains and culverts blocked and water several inches deep covered the road, making it difficult for drivers.
And in Riley Lane, Kirkburton, the rain led to similar problems with one blocked drain creating a whirlpool in the middle of the road.
The LGA is warning people they should never try and walk or drive through floodwater, as it only takes 15cm (6 inches) of fast-flowing water to knock an adult off their feet, and just 60cm (2ft) to sweep away a 4X4 car or small lorry.
Peter Box, LGA environment spokesman, said: “Flash floods can bring devastation to communities within a matter of minutes, causing enormous disruption to families and businesses.
“Councils up and down the country have been doing everything they can to prepare for heavy rainfalls this week by launching awareness campaigns to highlight the dangers.
“They are also working closely with emergency services, such as the police and firefighters, to minimise disruption to residents and businesses and help protect communities.”