Wednesday, March 10, 1999 Published at 06:21 GMT
Schools to reopen in flooded town
Rescuers evacuate Margaret Jefferson from her home in Norton
Schools in flood-affected parts of North Yorkshire plan to reopen on Wednesday despite no sign of the waters abating.
The Environment Agency said on Tuesday night that flooding would cause more damage in Stamford Bridge, East Yorkshire, and the nearby village of Elvington.
The river Derwent burst its banks at the weekend, causing some of the worst flooding this century in the area.
More than 100 homes in Old Malton and Norton, have been flooded.
"We are just going to sit tight upstairs," he said.
He said the conditions were worse than in 1931, when the town suffered the first of its two "great floods".
Some people in the Derwent valley have criticised the agency but a spokesman said they had reacted as quickly as possible to the situation.
Agency spokesman Robin Bailey said it had issued warnings throughout the area.
The railway line between Malton and Scarborough has been closed for three days.