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Power down in Workington

2,000 Workington homes were without power Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Power was down in thousands of Workington homes this morning, after Cumbria was battered by bad weather.

Electricity North West says around 2,000 properties lost electricity at 7:45am, because of a high voltage fault caused by damage to overhead power lines.

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Full Report: Eyemouth hit by more bad weather

While the clean-up begins, parts of the region have been experiencing another day of wild weather.

The coastal town of Eyemouth has taken a battering from the biggest high tide in more than a century.

Businesses at the harbour-side have been cleaning up today after the worst flooding in the town for decades.

Jenny Longden reports:

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Flooding: How to prepare your property

  • Switch off water, gas and electricity at mains before water enters your home
  • Do not touch sources of electricity when standing in water
  • Use flood protection products if you have them, eg sandbags, airbrick covers
  • Disconnect washing machines and dishwashers

For more information on how to prepare your property in advance see the Environment Agency website.

Environment Agency issue flood alerts across England

The Environment Agency have issued flood warnings across England.

Two flood warnings and two flood alerts have been issued on the Cumbria coast.

Flood alert for Scottish Borders

A costal flood alert has been issued for Scottish Borders.

High tides are expected this afternoon which could cause low lying ground to flood, especially in places like Eyemouth.

Members of the public are being urges to remain vigilant and safe.

Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0845 9881188 or on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's website here.

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