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Floods film: 'Five Years On: How Far We've Come'

Flooding in Cockermouth in 2009 Credit: ITV News Border

A community group in Cockermouth is making a film to chronicle how the town has recovered from the floods five years' ago.

Sophia Atcha moved to the town 18 months ago and wanted to tell the story of how the community has pulled together to help each other.

'Five Years On: How Far We've Come' will be screened at the Kirkgate Centre on 19th November, exactly five years on.


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.


Village floods as high tide and winds batter coastline

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. 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. Credit: Anchor Hotel
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.

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