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Workers have finished building a new flood defence wall near Appleby swimming pool. Other defences are still being built.Read the full story ›
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The Environment Agency has warned of the potential for flooding along the Solway coast from Gretna to Silloth this afternoon.
The high tide is expected to peak between 1pm and 3pm today with areas around Port Carlisle likely to be most affected.
It is possible that some roads and properties may be flooded.
The warning is a 'flood alert' - the lowest grade that the agency issues.
Environment Agency says officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions. Some flooding is also possible at 2am on Sunday morning.
Rock legends Status Quo are to join Top Loader for a charity concert in aid of those affected by the Cumbrian floods.
The Rock on Windermere event will be held at The Glebe in Bowness over the weekend of 17th and 18th June.
A decision has been taken by Cumbria County Council to close Dockray Footbridge in Kendal, following further inspections.
Work is underway to repair damage thought to have been caused by the widespread flooding in December.
No major damage was found after initial inspections were made, however the council say that they've since found a significant scour at the base of the bridge.
“Dockray Footbridge was inspected immediately following the December floods. This was a visual and underwater inspection, at that time river levels were high and results showed no evidence of significant damage.
"Since then and as water levels have continued to drop the county council has conducted a programme of re-inspection.”
The council hope that the bridge will be open by the end of next week but say it could take longer depending on river levels.
The National Flood Forum can be contacted by:
- Telephone: 01299 403 055
- Email: Heather Shepherd (Community and Recovery Support)
The National Flood Forum, Snuff Mill Warehouse, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2EL
For more information, visit www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk
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