Four years on from Storm Ciara

9th February 2024 News

On 9 February 2020, the borough was dealing with the aftermath of serious flooding caused by Storm Ciara, which caused 10 miles of damage across Calderdale – a stark reminder of the climate crisis and the importance of taking action.

Strong partnership work across the borough has seen good progress being made on improving flood protection, increasing resilience and reducing the local impact of the global climate crisis.

In December 2023, the Calderdale Climate Action Plan launched. The plan has been developed in partnership with people and organisations across Calderdale and focuses on the steps that everyone can take between 2023 and 2026 to achieve Calderdale’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2038.

Significant progress has also been made on flood alleviation schemes across the borough with £133 million secured so far, to fund work across the key themes of strengthening defences, natural flood management, resilient infrastructure, and community resilience. By 2026, seven schemes are forecast to be complete, providing better protection to over 1,390 properties.

Read more here.

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