Storm Desmond: North East and Cumbria flood warnings
5 December 2015
From the section Cumbria
Areas of Cumbria including Carlisle have already been affected by flooding
Two severe flood warnings meaning there is a potential risk to life have been issued for north-east England in the wake of Storm Desmond.
The Environment Agency said flooding of homes and businesses along the Tyne at Corbridge had already started.
More than 30 flood warnings are in place in the North East and Cumbria with forecasters predicting more rain.
The River Eden at Appleby and River Greta at Keswick are also among those areas expected to be worst affected.
The Environment Agency said low-lying parts of Corbridge were expected to flood with some already affected.
A spokesman said: “If you are caught in a flash flood, get to higher ground. Stay away from flood water and don’t take …read more
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