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Seven flood alerts issued for Cumbria

You can find a link to the full interactive map here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/map Credit: Environment Agency

Seven flood alerts have been issued for Cumbria.

The flood alerts, issued by the Environment Agency, mean that 'flooding is possible' and residents should 'be prepared'.

The areas affected by the flood alerts are:

  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
  • Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk
  • Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Rivers Kent and Bela

You can find an interactive map live updates of flood alerts here.

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Flimby flood report: meeting

Residents of a west Cumbrian village hit by flooding in the build up to Storm Desmond are being invited to a public meeting tonight.

More than a hundred properties in Flimby flooded on the 3rd of December last year.

It was the first place in our region to suffer significant damage during the winter floods.

The meeting will discuss a report looking at how future flooding could be prevented.

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Flood repairs in Borders likely to hit £4m

The cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders is likely to hit £4million Credit: ITV Border
£4m
is the likely cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders

The full extent of the repair work won't be completed until the Autumn. More than two thirds of around 300 repairs are fixed, but some major works are still outstanding.

We have damage through flooding, obviously one off storms. But the actual number of storms we've suffered, five storms all together, it's just been unprecedented.'

– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council
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