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."
The outdoor charity fundraiser has been cancelled because of severe weather.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain across much of the country on Wednesday as ex-Storm Jonas sweeps in from the Atlantic
The Glenridding Hotel has flooded again - after flooding three times in a fortnight in December.