Anniversary of flood chaos in Border region

On 3 December 2015, parts of west Cumbria including Flimby and Maryport suffered severe flooding.

It was the start of four days of chaos, and heroism, in the Border region, as thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed by Storm Desmond.

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Glenridding chosen for new flood defence scheme

Glenridding in December. Credit: PA

Glenridding has been chosen by the Environment Agency for a new flood defence pilot scheme.

The village, which was flooded four times last winter, was selected along with three other villages in Cumbria.

The Community Action Pilot scheme focuses on making communities more resilient to floods and improving flood measures for the future.

Sharing and informing is a critical part of the scheme because all of us in Cumbria are going to need to manage flood risk for a continual basis into the future.

– Jim Ratcliffe, Environment Agency

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