Flooded communities begin to recover their homes and businesses

Thousands of residents have been displaced by Storm Desmond, but now the clean-up process begins as people across the region start to salvage their homes and businesses.

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£20,000 of Mountain Rescue equipment lost during storms

Around £20,000 worth of equipment from Mountain Rescue teams across the Lake District was either damaged or lost after Storm Desmond.

The teams played a vital role in helping flood hit communities during the December storms.

The loss of their equipment wasn't covered by their insurance.

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