The Environment Agency's warning people to prepare for flooding this winter.
The ground is wetter than usual for the time of year, making the risk slightly higher.
The Agency has revamped its Incident Room, so it can cope better during extreme weather conditions.
Katie Hunter reports:
A new incident room, designed to predict flooding in Cumbria, opens today.
The Environment Agency centre in Penrith will monitor river levels, and warn people who are at risk of flooding.
Communities in Cumbria are being warned they are facing an increased risk flooding this winter.
The Environment Agency has issued the warning, saying the wet weather and strong winds to come this month are to blame.
The announcement comes as a new incident room, run by the agency, opens in Penrith today.