Flood warnings for Cumbria

The Environment Agency say that many parts of the region are at risk as winter approaches.

Warning of new floods threat

The floods in Cumbria in 2009 were the worst in recent years, and there's now a new flood warning for the region this winter.

This year saw the wettest April to June on record and more heavy rain through July, September and October.

The Environment Agency is warning that Cumbria is one of the areas at increased risk of flooding.

They claim that even small amounts of rain could cause disaster because river levels are already high and the ground is already very saturated.

Hundreds were forced from their homes during the 2009 floods Credit: ITV Border
Drains burst and roads were submerged in water Credit: ITV Border

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