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Army deployed over Christmas flooding fears

The Army has been deployed to help protect flood-hit areas of Cumbria on Christmas Day amid fears of more heavy rain.

The Government's emergency Cobra committee held a meeting today as people started putting out sandbags in preparation.

Up to six inches of rain is expected in Cumbria - which has already suffered the wettest December since records began in 1910.

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A reminder of the #FloodAware helpline

As Cumbria prepares itself for more flooding on Christmas Day, the Environment Agency has reminded residents of its helpline number.

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