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A clean-up operation is underway in West Cumbria following heavy downpours which saw 3 inches of rain in just two hours.
This report from Samantha Parker starts with footage from from St Bees resident Emma-Jane Taylor and shows just how dramatic the flooding was at its height.
Andy Brown from the Environment Agency spoke to ITV Border about why Cumbria in particular suffered from flash floods and was keen to reiterate the need for people to be aware of their particular flood risk.
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Police have warned drivers to avoid Whitehaven town centre because of the threat of flooding.