LIVE BLOG: Floods chaos as storm Ciara hits the Bradford district

ROADS have been flooded, attractions closed and transport thrown into disarray across the Bradford district by Storm Ciara.

Flood warnings have been issued for several areas in the Bradford district, according to GOV.UK.

An amber weather warning is in place for the Bradford district as the storm is bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall throughout the day.

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GOV.UK have issued flood warnings for Shipley, Esholt, Cottingley, Keighley, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Silsden, Cleckheaton, Liversidge, Heckmondwike and Batley.

Its website has three categories: from the least serious to the most, they are 'flood alert', 'flood warning' and 'severe flood warning'. All of the areas mentioned above come under 'flood warning', the second category.

The GOV.UK website encourages those in areas issued with a 'flood warning' to "turn off gas, water and electricity", to "move things upstairs or to safety" and to "move family, pets and cars to safety."

Ben Oxlade-Parker posted this image on Twitter of the stream behind his house.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The storm - which is affecting much of the UK - is bringing winds of more than 80mph in some places and may cause disruption to travel and transport services.

Several rail companies across the country have issued 'do not travel' warnings, including Northern, in the wake of the storm. 

Ian Margerison took this shot of flood waters running down the street in Clayton.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Bradford Museums service said Bolling Hall and Cartwright Hall are closing due to the extreme conditions.

The Industrial Museum and Cliffe Castle are also closed.

There are also multiple reports of blocked and flooded roads.

In Keighley flooding on Skipton Rd, Beechcliffe, has forced bus companies to put diversions in place.

According to metoffice.gov.uk, an amber weather warning means that, "There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans.

"This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.

"You should think about changing your plans and taking action to protect yourself and your property.

"You may want to consider the impact of the weather on your family and your community and whether there is anything you need to do ahead of the severe weather to minimise the impact."

Storm Ciara batters Bradford

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