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Storm Desmond floods: Six months on

Six months on from December's Storm Desmond, we take a look at how the affected communities are recovering, and what still needs to be done to protect properties in the future.

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Dozens of uninsured homeowners still living in uninhabitable properties

Flooded Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

It's claimed that dozens of uninsured homeowners are living in uninhabitable properties, nearly six months after December's floods.

Carlisle Ambassadors, which is a volunteer group, is running a project asking people to give up some of their free time to help the recovery.

We're just saying, whatever is in your hand, whatever you're good at, whatever you're passionate about, whatever your business is, whatever your trade is, would you give it away for one day.

– Andy Fearon, Carlisle Ambassadors

The Give A Day to the City project runs from 6th - 12th June. 13 different projects are running, including House to Home, which is helping several different flood affected homes and another is clearing the Sheepmount football pitches. Roger Smith, the Managing Director of Thomas Graham is in charge of that project

Lot's of people want to get involved and want to help people. If we don't clear the Sheepmount area people can't play football next year. Quite a few colleagues are getting involved and we're still looking for volunteers.

– Roger Smith

You can find out more about the Give A Day To The City projects by clicking here

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