Storm Desmond: More heavy rain forecast for Cumbria
9 December 2015
From the section Cumbria
Cumbria is bracing itself for 12 more hours of rain
Heavy rain will return on Wednesday with further flooding “possible”, residents in storm-hit Cumbria have been warned.
Forecasters have predicted 12 hours of rainfall – between 20 and 40mm – starting in the afternoon.
But flooding would not be on the scale seen in recent days, according to BBC Weather.
The Environment Agency said it was closely monitoring river levels and would provide updates on the situation.
The deluge began on 4 December, flooding 5,000 homes in Cumbria and Lancashire and causing widespread damage. …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed