Flood alert

A FLOOD alert has been issued for Brighouse.

The warning has been issued for the River Calder from Todmorden to Brighouse.

The Environment Agency is urging people especially those in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd to prepare for heavy rain later today that could cause flooding.

Downpours expected between this afternoon and 3am tomorrow could cause surface water flooding, they say.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said the people who have been flooded in the past will know where the water gets in and should try to block those routes.

They should also take valuables upstairs and keep an eye on the Environment Agency website.