Floods in West Cumbria

Heavy rain and storms caused flooding overnight, damaging homes and cars.

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Fund to help flood victims

Flooded house in Egremont Credit: ITV Border

People affected by flooding in west Cumbria are being offered grants of up to £1,000. The Copeland Community Fund has a hardship fund of £50,000 to be given to people who need help with clean up and recovery.

Priority is being given to people over the age of 70, those with children under the age of 5, people with disabilities and those on low incomes. All information can be found at www.cumbriafoundation.org


Flooding pictures

Through the night residents in West Cumbria battled with flood water. These pictures were taken around 3.30am at the Orgill Estate in Egremont.

(Thursday 30th August)

Flood water around a house Credit: Kelly Cricket
Flood water nearly reaches the car door Credit: Kelly Cricket
Flood water gets deeper Credit: Kelly Cricket
The water nearly reaches windows Credit: Kelly Cricket
A woman negotiates the flood Credit: Kelly Cricket
Water flows out of a garden Credit: Kelly Cricket

Flooding clean up

Sandbags in Egremont Credit: ITV Border

The clean up is underway after flash flooding across west Cumbria.

Around 60 properties in Egremont, Beckermet and Seascale were affected.

On Church View in Egremont many older residents spent the night at the Town Hall after evacuating their homes when several inches of water swept into the properties.

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