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Copeland MP praises flood-hit town's community spirit

One of the flooded homes in Millom. Credit: ITV News

Copeland’s MP has praised the area’s emergency services and local community after more than 200 homes in Millom were affected by flooding.

Trudy Harrison MP commended Millom’s ‘community spirit’ after visiting a number of homes affected by Saturday’s flooding.

With no more reports of any further flooding expected, attention has quickly turned to the clean up and recovery operation for residents who were hit hardest by the weather.

Local police have confirmed that no reports of any injuries were received.

Trudy Harrison MP. Credit: Jack Taylor/PA Archive/PA Images

“Millom is an exceptional town and that special quality of incredibly strong community spirit stood out beyond belief yesterday. The whole town was out to help the 200 homes affected.

“I visited one home where a teenage girl, at home whilst her parents were working, used her initiative to plug doors with towels and soak up water with duvets which made a tremendous difference to the damage the water would make. “Ambulance, Police and Fire and Rescue received 999 calls from 9am and by 10am they had escalated. All emergency services worked tremendously hard, to superb effect, all day.

“Copeland and Cumbria Councils brought sandbags and extra drainage equipment, again working all day and the Environment Agency were there too."

– Trudy Harrison MP