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Thousands of people across the region have been protecting their homes from flooding today after heavy rain and wind throughout the weekend.
There are still Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts in much of Cumbria and Southern Scotland.
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Six severe flood warnings are now in place for Kendal.
Homes along the River Kent in the town are considered to be most at risk, says the Environment Agency.
But the Egremont flood risk has now been downgraded to flood warnings only.
It's not clear when flooding is most likely to begin but people in high risk areas are being urged to leave their homes before it happens.
River levels on the River Kent in Kendal are expected to continue rising throughout the morning.
River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
18:45 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: Commercial and residential properties adjacent to the River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps Severe Flood Warning
River Kent at Kendal, Castle Cres , Aynam Rd, Lound Rd, Mintsfeet
16:01 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: Commercial and residential properties adjacent to the River Kent at Kendal, Castle Crescent, Aynam Rd, Lound Rd, Mintsfeet, Queen Katherine Street, Stramongate, Waterside and Wildman Street Severe Flood Warning
River Kent at Kendal, Busher Walk, Jubilee Field, Sandes Avenue and Mint Bridge Rd
16:01 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: Commercial and residential properties adjacent to the River Kent at Kendal, Parts Aynam Rd, Busher Walk, Queen Kath St, Sandes Ave, Mint Bridge Rd, Parr St Jubilee Field, along the rivers edge Severe Flood Warning
River Kent at Kendal, Dockray Hall Rd, Natland Aikrigg Ave, Ann St, Back Lane, Beezon Trad Est
15:56 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: River Kent at Kendal, Natland Aikrigg Ave, Ann Street, Back Lane, Beezon Trad Est, Bridge Street, Canal Head, Castle Street, Dockray Hall Rd, Mintsfeet Rd South, Milnthorpe Rd and Street, Nether Street, Parkside, Riverdale Court, Romney Road, South Road Severe Flood Warning
River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
15:53 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: Commercial and residential properties adjacent to the River Kent at Kendal, Aikrigg Avenue, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, St Johns Ambulance, Bowling and Social Club
River Kent at Helsington Mills
15:52 on 14 Nov 2015
Location: Agricultural land and isolated properties adjacent to the River Kent at Helsington Mills
Source: Environment Agency
Kendal and Egremont residents who live near the river are being asked to evacuate their houses as severe weather is expected to hit Cumbria in the early hours of the morning.
The Environment Agency has issued several Flood Warnings.
People who live in these Kendal postcodes should be warned of potential flooding:
LA9 4AH, LA9 4AY, LA9 4BD, LA9 4BF, LA9 4BW, LA9 4DZ, LA9 4EA, LA9 4ET, LA9 4EU, LA9 4EX, LA9 4LL, LA9 4UB, LA9 5AF, LA9 5AP, LA9 5AS, LA9 5AT, LA9 5AU, LA9 5DJ, LA9 5HF, LA9 5JL, LA9 5JP, LA9 5QH, LA9 5QJ, LA9 5QL, LA9 5QN, LA9 5QQ, LA9 5RA, LA9 5RB, LA9 5TR, LA9 6AA, LA9 6BD, LA9 6BL, LA9 6DE, LA9 6DY, LA9 6EL, LA9 6EN, LA9 6ER, LA9 6ND, LA9 6NG, LA9 6NH, LA9 6NL, LA9 7AA, LA9 7AD, LA9 7AH, LA9 7AN, LA9 7BX, LA9 7BY, LA9 7BZ, LA9 7DB, LA9 7DD, LA9 7DE, LA9 7DN, LA9 7DW, LA9 7ED, LA9 7EF, LA9 7EG, LA9 7EQ, LA9 7LJ, LA9 7LQ, LA9 7LT, LA9 7LU, LA9 7QB, LA9 7SX, LA9 7SY, LA9 7SZ
Inspector Paul Latham from Kendal Police spoke to our reporter Fiona Marley Paterson:
Kendal Fire and Rescue have been knocking on people's doors in affected areas urging them to go to an evacuate centre and prepare their home for flooding.
Station Manager Conrad Leather:
Opponents of plans to cut fire stations and axe rail jobs in Cumbria are expected to stage protests in Kendal today.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union and the RMT rail union are set to gather outside Cumbria County Council's full council meeting, to object to proposals to close five fire stations and cut train guard posts.
Members of the public gathered with veterans and serving military personnel in Kendal today, to mark Armistice Day with a special service: