Heavy rain as ex Storm Jonas sweeps region

Storm Jonas caused havoc in the USA, and the remains of the storm have lead to heavy rain and flood warnings in the region.

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Council claim they will fund flood repairs through government grant

Cumbria County Council has been forced to respond to rumours that a proposed council tax rise is being levied to fund flood recovery.

We've ruled out any possible council tax increases for carrying out flood repairs. The funding that we're going to be asking for, and we'll be going down to the government in the next two weeks, for the Cumbrian ASK and the Flood ASK, is around £500 million we think."

– Cumbria County Council

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