Multi-agency group set up following localised flooding

A multi-agency coordination group has been set up overnight as partner agencies deal with localised flooding in Cumbria following persistent rainfall.

A number of properties have been affected in the Stockdalewath area, with one property evacuated.                   

A number of flood warnings are in place across Cumbria still including locally on the River Eden and Petteril.

Chief Superintendent Mick Bird, from Cumbria Police said “Emergency services have been responding throughout the night to calls for service following persistent rainfall, which has resulted in flooding in some parts of the county.

“The flooding is on a small scale and the public can be reassured that the weather forecast is expected to be much more favourable throughout today.

“We do expect some impact to travel within Cumbria with some flood water in parts of the county.

“If you are travelling this morning, please take care. If you do come across a flooded road, please do not attempt to travel through as you cannot be sure of the water’s depth.”

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