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Sunday, 20 April 2014

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Flood alerts issued in Cumbria

RIVERS in Cumbria have been issued flood alerts by the Environment Agency, following continuous heavy rain.

The Caldew, Petteril, Eden, Brathay, Rothay, Winster, and Derwent are all at risk of flooding, and are being closely monitored.

The warning is of the possibility of flooding, telling residents to prepare.

Further rainfall is forecast for the region during Sunday evening and into Monday morning.

Warnings are in place at the following locations:

  • Rivers Caldew and Petteril from the Lakeland Fells to their confluences with the Eden in Carlisle including Greystoke, Newton Reigny, Plumpton, Stockdalewath, Sebergham and Dentonholme in Carlisle Flood Alert.
  • River Eden and its tributaries from its confluence with the River Irthing through Crosby-on-Eden and Carlisle to the Solway Firth at Rockcliffe Flood Alert.
  • The Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwent Water Flood Alert.
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster.
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