People 'let down' by goverment says Calderdale leader
While efforts to prepare the Calderdale area against flooding have been praised, council leader Tim Swift said people had been let down by the government.
"There are some real challenges here, but we have been hit by austerity which makes it much harder for us as a council to repsond and although there is money available for flood defences, it's hard to get these schemes completed quickly."
He added: "The thing that frustrates me the most is that this is the third serious storm we've had in eight years - the first bad flooding being in 2012 and there was really no progress then on the government making money available into flood defences.
"It was only after the devatsting floods on Boxing Day, so I feel to some extent the Environment Agency has been running to catch-up since then.
The Labour councillor said the government needed to recognise that more work needed to be done on tree planting and management of the land to slow the flow of water in periods of intense rainfall.
Clean-up begins in Cumbria
The clean-up begins across Cumbria for those areas affected by flooding last night due to Storm Dennis.
Some road closures remain in place across the county this morning: