Homes and businesses across Cumbria and the Borders have been flooded as Storm Ciara battered the region.

Met Office weather warnings are in force, as forecasters warn flying debris could lead to injuries or endanger lives.

An estimated 10,000 homes, farms and businesses across the UK were left without power at the height of the storm. According to Electricity North West, a large power cut in Penrith affected 1,500 properties and another in Whitehaven caused outages to 771 homes.

Treacherous conditions for drivers were reported across the region, with many roads impassable.

The town of Appleby was worst-hit, with residents evacuated from their homes. In Hawick, the wall of a bistro crumbled into the Teviot.

The Met Office still has a yellow weather warning in place for rain across the whole of our region.

There is also a Yellow weather warning for wind, which rises to Amber in some parts of the Lake District. Gusts of up to 70mph have been recorded.

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