The Prince of Wales speaks with locals in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, which was badly hit by the floods which devastated parts of West Yorkshire
The Prince of Wales travelled to a flood-hit town in West Yorkshire on Friday - only to be delayed by new storms.
His Royal Highness was due to arrive in Hebden Bridge at 11.10am for a whistlestop tour of the town, but he arrived in torrential rain, an hour late for the visit.
Hebden Bridge was badly hit by the floods which devastated parts of West Yorkshire and Lancashire two weeks ago. Some of the damage to the town was still visible with sandbags and boarding evident on many streets.
His Royal Highness began the visit at Central Street Infants and Nursery School where he met staff and pupils and examined the flood-damaged classrooms.
A month's worth of rain fell on the Calder Valley area of West Yorkshire in a few hours on the night of Friday 22nd June. This resulted in severe flooding in Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden as the River Calder hit its highest recorded level.
More than 200 households and domestic properties were badly affected by the flooding.
The Prince spent around 20 minutes chatting to staff, pupils and members of the community who helped put the school and other businesses and premises back on track.
After he left the school and crossed a road to call in at several shops in the town, including the Yorkshire Soap Co and The Pennine Wine and Cheese Company.
The Prince also took a walk on a bridge over the swollen and fast-flowing River Calder to chat to members of the emergency services.
His Royal Highness later attended a private meeting with council bosses, business leaders and other dignitaries in the Town Hall before leaving the town. The Prince was accompanied on his visit by representatives from his charity Business in the Community to see how the Business Emergency Recovery Group can help local businesses recover from the damage caused by the floods. His Royal Highness is President of Business in the Community (BITC).