Storm Desmond devastates the region

People in areas affected by the floods are being asked to remain vigilant as more rain is forecast.

A band of rain spreading into tomorrow will bring the potential for further disruption across Cumbria, as well as parts of Lancashire and North Yorkshire, the Environment Agency has said.

However rivers are not expected to return to levels reached last weekend.

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Cumbria Flood Appeal hits £1m... now the target is £3m

The Cumbria 2015 Flood Appeal website Credit: JustGiving

An appeal launched to raise funds to support the individuals and communities devastated by Storm Desmond in Cumbria has already raised over £1m.

The fundraising has been started by the Cumbria Community Foundation, which frequently raises money for local causes.

The purported aim of the fund-raising was to reach £1m, but now the target has been increased in increments as donations come in.

The new target is £3m.

You can donate here.


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Residents help each other escape floods in Glenridding

Residents have told how they had to help each other escape when the second flood in four days hit Glenridding.

Local farmer Joe Taylforth said he witnessed "folk holding hands" as they attempted to get out of their flood-ridden homes and businesses adjacent to the river.

Resident Mandy Howard-Carter, 35, said her quick-thinking husband, Ali, who used to be in the Mountain Rescue service, fetched a rope and fed it across the bridge to help villagers wade through the knee-deep water.

A couple of folks started holding hands in order to get out of their shops they had been trying to clear out. Once the banks burst, everyone was running down and helping.

We had got everything pretty much cleaned up, then the strong winds and heavy rain hit.

– Mr Taylforth

Shopkeeper Alan Brown has spoken of his devastation as the floods leave his family "back at square one".

The raging floodwater Credit: PA

Patterdale Mountain Rescue attend over 50 incidents in last 100 hours

Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue

Patterdale Mountain Rescue have revealed they have attended over 50 incidents in the last 100 hours.

The rescue team were at the centre of the flooding of Glenridding, and are still there as the village once again flooded last night.

Mike Blakey, Team Leader said:

Some team members will be offering additional support to the community if there are things we can do to help today. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by these tragic circumstances. This community is strong and will pull together again to make sure everything returns to normal as quickly as possible.'

Like all of the other LDSAMRA Teams who have been exceptionally busy, Patterdale MRT has attended over 50 incidents in the last 100 hours, including evacuating a pregnant woman, dealing with a heart attack patient and evacuating a care home in Appleby. We have also undertaken multiple flood rescues and assisted the Steamer, Lady Wakefield, when she suffered damage to her hull and began taking on water after breaking moorings on Ullswater. On Saturday we plan to put our base back together after the damage from the flood and try and sort all of our equipment.

– Mike Blakey, Team Leader


WATCH: The latest from Glenridding after a night of more flooding

Heavy rain overnight has brought more flooding to Glenridding, just four days after it was devastated by Storm Desmond.

Emergency services and even members of the military spent the night there trying to divert the torrents of water away from homes and businesses after the river once again burst its banks.

Members of the public are being warned by police though to stay away - even though they might be desperate to help.

They're concerned about people entering into flood waters - that could put a further strain on over stretched emergency services.

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Glenridding photos show extent of further flooding

Residents of Glenridding have been sharing their photos of further flooding on Wednesday evening after the beck in the village burst its banks.

Craig Brown who works in a shop in Glenridding tweeted a series of posted and photos about the destruction further flooding has caused.

His family shop had already been flooded at the weekend.

Craig Brown's family shop was flooded for a second time. Credit: Craig Brown

Craig posted on Twitter that the flooding was worse than last time and happened within a matter of minutes.

Craig Brown said that the flooding was Credit: Craig Brown
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Glenridding appeals for help after village floods again

Residents of the village of Glenridding in Cumbria are appealing for help after the river burst its banks causing further flooding.

Charlene Bell, a photographer in the Lake District, tweeted a video of the flooding and asked people if they were able to help.

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Cumbria Fire and Rescue on the scene in Glenridding. Credit: Nick Dixon/ITV

Emergency services - including police, firefighters and the military - are on the scene.

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