On the first anniversary of devastating floods that hit the North West a 'Day of Hope' is being held in Kendal.
The Cumbrian town was one of the worst hit areas last December after Storm Desmond hit. Local people and dignitaries will gather at a church which played a central role in relief efforts and offered help to those forced to leave their homes.
Helpers from Sandylands Methodist Church clocked up 13,000 hours of work to help the community in the aftermath of the storms.
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Serious flooding is causing chaos across the North West.
Greater Manchester Fire Service is using a boat to rescue 20 elderly residents on Culvert Street in Rochdale.
Other areas badly hit are Bolton, Rochdale and Stalybridge.
In all the fire service has rescued more than 40 people.
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Greater Manchester Fire Service say they are dealing with a high level of calls and are asking people to avoid the area.
Our crews area dealing with flooding incidents in Stalybridge and other areas. Please avoid these areas if possible while they work. Thanks
There are serious flooding problems in many parts of the North West tonight.
Greater Manchester Fire Service dealt with 120 calls in just two hours this evening with Stalybridge particularly badly hit.
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100 days on from the Boxing Day floods many people affected are still struggling to rebuild their lives.
More than 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded in the deluge in December 2015.
One of the worst hit areas was Whalley, Ribble Valley, where the River Calder burst its banks.
Flood defences are being restored but there is no promise that they will hold in the future.
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