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Defending Ilkley from the Ravages of Storm Dennis (1)

Defending Ilkley from the Ravages of Storm Dennis

Ilkley, a picturesque spa town nestled in West Yorkshire, became the centre of joint efforts to counter the threat of Storm Dennis.


Location: Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
Model: P101 Industrial
Client: Environment Agency

In mid-February 2020, as the storm clouds of Dennis loomed ominously, swift action was taken in Ilkley. The Geodesign Industrial P101 Flood barrier was being deployed, targeting areas at heightened risk of flooding. As the rising waters threatened to breach their banks, a collaborative effort saw Bradford District Council, the Environment Agency, and the military join forces.

Soldiers from both the 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment were on hand, working diligently to erect a monumental 700m long Geodesign Industrial P101 temporary flood barrier. The protective blue line spanned both Denton Road and Middleton Avenue, acting as a bulwark against the oncoming deluge.

Defending Ilkley from the Ravages of Storm Dennis – 2

The Geodesign Industrial P101 Flood barrier seamlessly follows the bend of Denton Road's pavement in Ilkley, showcasing its flexibility as a top-tier flood protection solution. This deployment stands as a testament to the collaborative and dedicated efforts of the Environment Agency, Bradford District Council, and military units in their rapid response to Storm Dennis.

Colonel Nigel Rhodes, Deputy Commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East, expressed his commitment and that of his brigade, remarking “Troops will remain on task as long as required. 4th Infantry Brigade, hailing from Catterick, has always been devoted to serving the communities of Yorkshire and the North East. It's a privilege for us to play our part, reinforcing the swift response from civil agencies.”

This successful deployment shows the importance of applying a multi-agency approach during flood emergencies. With carefully prepared flood plans, civil agencies and the military can protect communities by working together and using effective temporary flood barriers.

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