The final designs for a £44 million pound flood defence project in southern Scotland are on display.Read the full story ›
The Scottish Borders Council is warning that as the thaw of snow from the Beast from the East continues, the next problem could be flooding.
This comes after an AMBER FLOOD ALERT has been issued for the Scottish Borders.
Melting snow drifts have caused a number of cars to flood already.
ITV Border reporter Jennifer Cordingley was LIVE just outside of Whitsome with more on this story.
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Residents in Cumbria are being asked for their opinions on the best ways to spend government funding on flood prevention in the county.Read the full story ›
MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart, has suggested a £5 increase on council tax to contribute towards flood defences.
The Conservative MP said the proposal could bring in £500,000 a year and is already in place in other parts of the country.
A number of road closures remain in place as a result of the impact of Storm Eleanor, with high winds still affecting parts of the region.Read the full story ›
A combination of high tides and storm surge caused by Storm Eleanor is expected to affect the coastal areas of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway throughout today:
- Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth
- Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway
- South West Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway
- West Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Outer Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Inner Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Fleet Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Kirkcudbright Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Rough Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
- Southerness Point, Dumfries and Galloway
- Nith Tidal, Dumfries and Galloway
- Upper Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
- East Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
- Coast from Gretna to Silloth, Cumbria
- Coast from Silloth to St Bees, Cumbria
- Coast from St Bees Head to Millom, Cumbria
- Lower River Eden, Cumbria
- Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water, Cumbria
Wintry showers throughout Christmas Day have spurred a number of alerts and one warning for flooding in Cumbria today.
- Keswick Campsite
- Lower River Eden
- Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
- Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
- Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
- Latest updates here.
The following flood warning and alerts are in place across the Border region:
- A flood warning has been issued for Loch Ryan - Dumfries and Galloway. Flooding from the sea is expected to to affect low lying land, roads and properties at Stranraer this afternoon at 2pm.
- A flood alert has been issued for the Coast at North Morecambe Bay - Cumbria between 1pm and 3pm. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Roosebeck, Canal Foot, Arnside and Sandside.
- A flood alert has also been issued for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water - Cumbria. Main areas at risk are around Derwent Water, where flooding is possible to roads close to the lake around 4pm.
Latest updates here
Residents in Millom are raising festive spirits as the town continues to recover from flooding.
They've taken to the streets to make a Christmas video, involving many affected homeowners, to spread festive joy in a bid to raise money.
Heavy rainfall hit 320 properties in September - affecting over 1000 people -and campaigners say 30 families are still unable to return to their homes.
The government reportedly denied attempts to access flood resilience grants as ‘not enough houses were affected’.
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Carnforth - A6 Northbound closed, heavy traffic due to flooding between A6070 and Nineteen Acre Lane / Tarn Lane.
Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is just passable both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.
Abbey Town - B5307 is closed both ways between Abbeytown and Newton Arlosh.
Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways because of flooding around Swillings Lane.
Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.