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Strong winds cause chaos across the region

More than 2,500 homes were left without power, buildings were damaged and several roads were closed as severe weather battered parts of Cumbria last night.

Strong winds caused damage to buildings in west Cumbria. Houses in Seaton were among those affected.

The old Moota Hotel in Cockermouth also had it's roof blown off. The debris from that meant the A595 had to shut.

You can see just some of the destruction caused at the hotel in the short video below.

The M6 Southbound was closed after a lorry overturned near Tebay - and the A6 was also affected at Shap after a tree fell down and blocked the road.

A flood warning was put in place for Whitesands in Dumfries and Galloway although that is no longer in force.

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Full Report: Eyemouth hit by more bad weather

While the clean-up begins, parts of the region have been experiencing another day of wild weather.

The coastal town of Eyemouth has taken a battering from the biggest high tide in more than a century.

Businesses at the harbour-side have been cleaning up today after the worst flooding in the town for decades.

Jenny Longden reports:

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Flooding: How to prepare your property

  • Switch off water, gas and electricity at mains before water enters your home
  • Do not touch sources of electricity when standing in water
  • Use flood protection products if you have them, eg sandbags, airbrick covers
  • Disconnect washing machines and dishwashers

For more information on how to prepare your property in advance see the Environment Agency website.

Environment Agency issue flood alerts across England

The Environment Agency have issued flood warnings across England.

Two flood warnings and two flood alerts have been issued on the Cumbria coast.

Flood alert for Scottish Borders

A costal flood alert has been issued for Scottish Borders.

High tides are expected this afternoon which could cause low lying ground to flood, especially in places like Eyemouth.

Members of the public are being urges to remain vigilant and safe.

Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0845 9881188 or on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's website here.

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