1. ITV Report

Clear up begins after flooding in Lancs and Cumbria

Photo: Elaine Willcox

Heavy rain has battered the region overnight leaving scores of people having to face clearing up and counting the cost of the damage.

Roads were closed and train services were affected as the bad weather swept across the North West and North Wales.

  • 1.7in (4.3cm) of rain fell in 24 hours in parts of Lancashire
  • 3.5in (8.9cm) of rain was recorded over 36 hours in parts of Cumbria
  • 70 people were rescued in north Lancashire
  • 27 residents were evacuated from their homes in the village of Galgate, near Lancaster
  • 500 flood-related emergency calls were received by emergency services, the Environment Agency and Lancaster City Council