James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, tweets:
Watching weather and flood risk. Attending COBR today to ensure we're doing all we can to help
The Army has arrived in Cumbria to help start putting up sandbags and flood defences in preparation for further flooding.
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Thousands of homes in the Republic of Ireland have been left without power as Storm Eva sweeps its way across the country.
Electricity provider ESB Networks confirmed it had received reports of 4,500 homes which had experienced power outages.
The power outages came as forecasters predicted that heavy rain and strong gusts of wind would sweep across the UK starting early on Wednesday evening.
Storm Eva has reportedly "knocked out" the power supply to homes across Ireland as it brought high wind speeds sweeping across the country.
According to the Achill Coast Guard, areas including the coastal town of Belmullet in County Mayo, were affected by the power outages:
#StormEva has knocked out power to some of our neighbours in Belmullet. Stay safe and have a torch handy.
#StormEva still gusting in the region of 130 kmh. Power network on Achill out in parts. Still expecting damaging gusts for some time yet.
Energy company ESB is also reporting on its power check website that almost 500 customers have been affected by power outages since shortly after 5pm.
Fresh flooding has taken flood victims "back to square one" as they deal with the aftermath of the River Eden bursting its banks once again amid fears that more rain is on the way.
Residents living in Cumbria were affected by fast rising waters yesterday, just weeks after Storm Desmond devastated the region, and now the Met office has issued weather warnings for the region over the Christmas period as Storm Eva now threatens yet more floods.
ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith reports:
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