Met Office yellow warning for rain in place for parts of Cumbria for Tuesday

A Met Office warning states that 'flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely'. Credit: PA Images

A Met Office yellow warning will be in place for parts of Cumbria on Tuesday, when heavy rainfall is expected to fall.

The warning is in place from 6am on Tuesday 10 January and will last until 8pm the same day.

The Met Office said predicted heavy rainfall means:

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services possible

The warning comes into place just days after Dumfries suffered one of its worst floods on record as the River Nith burst its banks.

In the Scottish Borders, one woman died as a result of the flooding on New Year's Eve. An eye-witness described seeing two women "clinging on for dear life" as they battled the floods in Walkerburn.

Ahead of Tuesday's yellow warning, the Met Office has issued advice about how to prepare an emergency flood kit.

Essential items to include are:

  • Insurance documents and list of contact numbers

  • Torch and spare batteries

  • First aid kit and any prescription medicines

  • Warm waterproof clothes and blankets

  • Bottled water and snacks

  • Battery or wind-up radio

  • Supplies for looking after your baby or pet

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