Carlisle affected by severe flooding

Warwick Road and Rickergate all affected with serious flooding, with Caldewgate, Shaddongate and Willowholme also hit by rising waters as the town's flood defences overflow.

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David Cameron speaks about Cumbria floods

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has spoken about the recent floods in Cumbria. He will chair a Cobra meeting tomorrow morning, where an emergency response committee will be addressed about the flooding.

The thoughts of the whole country will be with the people in Cumbria and the North West who have suffered so terribly from the devastating storms this weekend.

The Government is doing everything it can to help those who have seen their homes flooded - and to try and prevent further damage.

I would like to pay a huge tribute to all those emergency workers and troops who have worked tirelessly to respond to this weekend's events. There has been a tremendous response from local communities too, with people taking in families affected by the flooding."

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

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