Storm Desmond: Cumbria clean-up operation begins
7 December 2015
From the section Cumbria
Media captionFloods leave scenes of devastation
A major clean-up operation is under way after Cumbria was battered by Storm Desmond.
About 30 schools are shut, more than 2,500 properties are without power and the West Coast Main Line north of Carlisle will be shut for several days.
In Kendal, a body has been found by search teams looking for a man who fell into the River Kent on Sunday.
Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Carlisle where he thanked the emergency services.
He also visited a flood-hit householder and looked at the city’s flood defences, which were breached during the deluge.
Source:: BBC world news feed