Flood clean up underway

Schools, businesses and home owners are cleaning up after flash floods hit parts of west Cumbria.

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More floods expected across Cumbrian coast

Waves have been battering the west Cumbrian coast Credit: ITV News Border

A major clear-up is underway after strong winds and high tides flooded parts of Cumbria's west coast at the weekend, and the Environment Agency say the entire stretch from Gretna to St Bees is likely to flood again.

Motorists are being advised not to ignore road closures Credit: ITV News Border

People living along the Solway are also bracing themselves for more flooding as high tides are expected.

It follows two days of strong winds and high tides in the area.

The tide is expected to be extremely high today Credit: ITV News Border

Meanwhile the road between Silloth and Allonby is closed while engineers assess the damage after hundreds of tonnes of debris were washed ashore.

The coastal route there has been shut since Saturday afternoon.

Flood alert along Solway coast

A flood alert is in place along the Solway Coast as businesses and homeowners prepare for more strong winds and high tides.

The Environment Agency said high tide is at 1:30pm and high water can be expected for two hours either side of the peak.

The clear up is underway from yesterday's tidal surge which caused flooding in coastal villages.

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Village floods as high tide and winds batter coastline

Kippford in Dumfries and Galloway flooded after high tide.
Kippford in Dumfries and Galloway flooded after high tide on Saturday. Credit: Anchor Hotel

The clear-up is underway again in Cumbria and Southern Scotland after more heavy rain battered the coastline.

A flood alert is still in place for Dumfries and Galloway as strong winds combined with a high tide look set to cause more disruption.

High tide in Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway.
High tide in Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway. Credit: Anchor Hotel

The alert has been downgraded from a flood warning which was in place yesterday.

The streets of Kippford, on the Solway Coast, were deserted as a tidal surge combined with high winds flooded the village.

Flood water comes up to the door of the Anchor Hotel, Kippford.
Flood water comes up to the door of the Anchor Hotel, Kippford. Credit: Anchor Hotel
Streets in Kippford were deserted at high tide yesterday.
Streets in Kippford were deserted at high tide yesterday. Credit: Anchor Hotel

Fourth anniversary of 2009 Cumbrian floods

Workington's Northside Bridge collapsed in the 2009 floods Credit: ITV News Border

An event is taking place to remember the fourth anniversary of the worst floods to strike west Cumbria in living memory.

There will be talks and displays in Braithwaite near Keswick today to show the work done to rebuild affected communities.

"Main Street Reborn" in Cockermouth

The flooding in Cockermouth High Street in 2009 Credit: ITV News Border

A heritage scheme has shown how Cockermouth used the floods of 2009 as a catalyst to transform the high street.

Main Street Reborn is a new book charting how the town has benefited from the Cockermouth Shopfront Scheme since the devastation.

The scheme allowed modern, poorly designed shopfronts to be replaced with ones more in keeping with the town's historic past.

In total, 31 flooded properties have been given a dramatic facelift.

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