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WATCH: Mum-of-five loses 'everything' in floods

Photo: Elaine Willcox

A major mopping up operation's underway after torrential overnight rain caused severe flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Homes and businesses have been affected. and there's been huge disruption on roads as several rivers burst their banks.

Our lead correspondent Elaine Willcox is in Galgate, Lancashire where she's been speaking to residents.

  • WATCH: We speak to mother-of-five who says she's lost everything and doesn't know what she's going to do.
  • Lancashire council had told residents to take steps to protect themselves and to get their own sandbags.
  • Properties in Galgate flooded in minutes.
  • Residents say there was no warning or time to protect homes or cars in Galgate in Lancashire.