Hebden Bridge bookshop flooded as Storm Ciara hits

Hebden Bridge bookshop flooded as Storm Ciara hits

The Book Case shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, has been hit by flooding again after Storm Ciara caused local roads to be submerged by water.

Market Street was left underwater yesterday (9th February) after the UK’s worst storm for seven years hit.

The Book Case tweeted pictures from inside the shop yesterday evening showing water had entered the store, completely covering the floor and some of the stock. Some books could be seen floating on the surface.

Its account tweeted: “This was the situation when we got into the shop this evening. It’s looking better now and we’ve got two big dehumidifiers running. Tomorrow we’ll start to clean up!”

“It says something about our previous flood experiences that my first thought was that it’s actually not that bad," it added.

An earlier picture had shown the water level rising in front of the shop’ flood protection barrier.

The shop was previously flooded in 2012 and again in Christmas 2015 after heavy rainfall caused problems in the town.  With thousands of books damaged, publishers and authors including Ian Rankin, Marian Keyes and Jon Ronson auctioned off prizes to raise money for the shop.