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After one of the wettest summers ever recorded, we're being warned more flooding is on the way

Flooding at Whitesands in Dumfries Photo: Rab Smith

On the third anniversary of some of the worst flooding ever to hit the region, people living in Cumbria and southern Scotland are being warned to expect more similar weather in future.

In 2009, more than 1000 homes and businesses across Cumbria and southern Scotland were deluged but the region has just experienced one of the wettest summers ever recorded and we're being warned more flooding is expected this winter.

In the first report in a special series, Hannah Lomas has been looking at the causes of this summers bad weather.

£57 million has been spent on flood defences in Cumbria. That includes more than £5 million in Cockermouth, £6.1 million in Keswick and £38 million in Carlisle. The cities defences were built after devastating flooding in 2005.

1 in 11 homes in Cumbria are at risk of flooding, more than 20,000 homes.

1 in 22 homes in Scotland are at risk.

If you live in England, you can check whether you are at risk of flooding and get information here from the Environment Agency

For scotland go to SEPA

If you live in Scotland, you can also sign up to an advance warning system: