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Cumbria's flash flooding hotspots

Flash flooding in west Cumbria Photo: ITV Border

The Environment Agency has released a list of places in Cumbria that are at risk from flash flooding.

They will contact local householders and business owners to make sure they understand the risks, and know how to prepare themselves to stay safe.

Flash flooding is caused by intense rainfall. It occurs suddenly with little or no warning – often before the emergency services have time to arrive. It tends to happen when heavy rainfall runs off land and quickly swells rivers and streams, and can also occur where drainage systems are overwhelmed by intense rainfall.

Cumbria:

· Bassenthwaite - Halls Beck and Chapel Beck

· Braithwaite - Coledale beck

· Branthwaite - River Marron

· Bridgefoot - Lostrigg Beck

· Caldbeck - Gill Beck/Whelpo Beck/Cald Beck/Bowten Beck

· Cockermouth - Rivers Derwent & Cocker

· Dearham - Row Beck

· Keswick - River Greta

· Keswick - Cuddy Beck

· Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite Beck

· Seatoller - Hause Gill

· Stainburn - Scale Beck and Unnamed Beck

· Ullock - River Marron

· Dalton-in-Furness - Poaka Beck

· Dalton-in-Furness - Hagg Gill

· Stockdalewath - River Roe

· Braystones - River Ehen

· Cleator - River Ehen

· Cleator Moor - Nor Beck

· Egremont, River Ehen

· Egremont, Skirting Beck

· Ennerdale Bridge - River Ehen and Croasdale Beck

· Thornhill (Low Mill) - River Ehen

· Calder Bridge - River Calder

· Duddon Bridge - River Duddon

· The Green - Black Beck

· Hartley - Hartley Beck

· Warcop - Crooks Beck

· Appleby-in-Westmorland - River Eden

· Bolton - River Eden

· Crosby Ravensworth - Lyvennet and Dalebanks Beck

· Drybeck - Drybeck

· Great Ormside - River Eden

· Kirkby Thore - Troutbeck

· Maulds Meaburn - Lyvennet Beck

· Glenridding - Glenridding Beck

· Patterdale - Grisedale Beck

· Penrith - Thacka Beck

· Bampton Grange & Bampton - Haweswater Beck

· Eamont Bridge - River Eamont

· Greystoke - North Petteril Beck

· Newton Reigny - River Petteril

· Highbridge (near Ivegill) - River Roe

· Millhouse - River Caldew

· Beetham - River Bela

· Milnthorpe - River Bela

· Stainton - Stainton Beck

· Ambleside - Fisher Beck

· Ambleside - Brathay and Rothay

· Ambleside - Scandale Beck

· Ambleside - Stock Ghyll

· Grasmere - River Rothay and Easedale Beck

· Troutbeck Bridge - Trout Beck

· Coniston - Church Beck and Yewdale Beck

· Spark Bridge - River Crake

· Ulverston - Dragley Beck

· Burneside - River Kent

· Kendal - Rivers Kent and Mint

· Kendal - Stock Beck

· Staveley - River Kent and Gowan

· Backbarrow - River Kent and Gowan

· Cartmel - River Eea

· Cark - River Eea

· Flookburgh - River Eea

· Rusland - Rusland Pool, Forces Beck and Ashes Beck

· Milthrop, Sedbergh - River Rawthey