Calderdale Council tackled by flood-hit residents
Residents of three West Yorkshire towns have spoken at a public meeting of their anger after being severely hit by flooding twice.
Sudden downpours overwhelmed drainage systems in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd on 22 June and 9 July.
About 200 residents and business owners spoke to Calderdale Council representatives at the meeting in Hebden Bridge's Waterfront Hall.
Questions on whether drainage systems were working properly were asked.
BBC Look North's Olivia Richwald said the meeting had been "angry and heated" and there had been complaints that drains had not been cleared.'Alive and kicking'
Traders in Hebden Bridge told the meeting they had seen a drop in footfall since the flooding.
Councillor Barry Collins, the council's portfolio holder for economy and environment, said: "The council tried to work hard with the communities during the emergency days.
"We are now trying to move on a stage and help people get back into business again and to tell the world basically that Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd are still alive and kicking."
Staff from the Environment Agency, Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Water, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are holding drop-in sessions in the area next week for residents who were affected by the flooding.
They will be offering advice and support at St Michael's Church car park in Mytholmroyd on 23 July and at Hebden Bridge Visitor's Centre car park on 24 July.
Both sessions will be held from 12:00 to 19:00 BST.