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Storm Callum batters region

Storm Callum brought intense rainfall and winds of up to 62mph through Friday and Saturday.

A tree fell on a car near Kirkby Lonsdale Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

There are 17 flood alerts in Cumbria with river levels expected to peak late Saturday afternoon. The alerts mean flooding is possible rather than expected, with high river levels and standing water on roads likely.

There is one flood alert across Dumfries and Galloway for surface water and high river levels but no properties are expected to be affected.

There is one flood alert for the whole of the Scottish Borders, particularly the South and West and this could include properties but again is mainly focused on surface water.

638 homes were without power on Friday as Electricity North West dealt with four power cuts across Cumbria, of which 549 were near Penrith. The power is not back on in those areas but two power cuts remain active, with 15 homes affected in Carlisle and 7 homes affected in Workington.

Police officers remain busy dealing with hazardous conditions on the region's roads. On Friday, a driver had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car near Kirkby Lonsdale.

A car was left damaged after heavy rain made driving conditions hazardous Credit: ITV News Border
Standing water is expected to affect roads during Saturday Credit: ITV News Border
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