Storm Desmond devastates the region

People in areas affected by the floods are being asked to remain vigilant as more rain is forecast.

A band of rain spreading into tomorrow will bring the potential for further disruption across Cumbria, as well as parts of Lancashire and North Yorkshire, the Environment Agency has said.

However rivers are not expected to return to levels reached last weekend.

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Update: Power outages

Electricity North West say that a number of homes are still without power. The current figures are:

  • 1734 in the Fusehill area of Carlisle
  • 218 in Cockermouth
  • 204 in the James Street area of Carlisle
  • 161 in Appleby
  • 159 in the Willowholme area of Carlisle
  • 75 in Grizedale
  • 72 in the Mintsfeet area of Kendal
  • 22 in Melling
  • 10 in Ravenstone
  • 2 in Braithwaite
  • For more information on power cuts in your area, visit Electricity North West

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