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Flood-stricken residents given advice on how to protect their homes in the future

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Hundreds of people who've been affected by flooding in Cumbria have been getting advice about what they can do to protect their homes in future.

The event, in Keswick, was organised by the National Flood Forum and the local flood action group. People were able to look at a range of defence measures including flood gates and pumps.

You're trying to make decisions which are big ones and can have an impact on your life for years to come so you need as much advice as you possibly can from independent people so you can get the job done properly.

– Lynne Jones, Chair of Keswick Flood Action Group

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