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