Storm Desmond: Schools and hospitals closed as more rain forecast
7 December 2015
From the section UK
Hundreds of residents in Carlisle have been evacuated by emergency service boats
Schools and hospital services have been closed in parts of northern England as emergency services continue to battle against the effects of Storm Desmond.
Thousands of homes in Cumbria are still without power while the Army spent a second day evacuating people across Carlisle, Keswick and Appleby.
Heavy rain and winds subsided on Sunday, but more “persistent” downfalls have been forecast later in the week.
David Cameron said everything was being done to prevent further damage.
The prime minister is due …read more
Source:: BBC UK