New video: Why does Calderdale Flood?

9th February 2023 News

There are many different reasons why an area might flood but in Calderdale we are particularly at risk. Calderdale’s unique landscape makes it particularly vulnerable to floods. Rainwater runs down the hillsides into the River Calder, causing river levels to rise sharply.

Understanding what makes each type of flood different will help you know what to do to protect yourself, as well as who to contact for assistance.

Visit our ‘About’ and ‘Be Prepared’ sections on the website to

  • Check your flood risk
  • Register for free flood warnings
  • Report a hazard
  • Protect your property

Watch our new flood animation here.

Eye on Calderdale video on YouTube.


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