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Communities in Cumbria affected by flash flooding at the weekend are today calling on the county council to put in place a strategy to deal with the problem.
Firefighters were called out to 50 separate incidents on Saturday as homes and businesses were flooded and roads turned to rivers.
Samantha Parker reports on the ongoing clean up:
The clean up in Cumbria continues this week following flash flooding in the county on Saturday (18th May).
Many roads have been damaged and Cumbria County Council are asking people to call them to report issues.
The highways hotline is 08456096609.
The clean up has begun after heavy rainfall caused flooding over the weekend.
In Carlisle the flood defences were closed as a precaution to protect hundreds of homes.
In Wigton the water caused damage to businesses.
Over the weekend, parts of Cumbria have recorded 42mm of rainfall which is close to the average for the whole of May.
The market town of Wigton has experienced flooding after heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.