South Cumbria homes flooded, roads shut after storms
Last updated at 14:22, Friday, 29 June 2012
FLASH floods caused chaos in South Cumbria after a rainstorm of “biblical proportions” struck the area.
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I totally agree with Paul Ts comments on South Lakes Search & Rescue, where were they? and for the other person PS, who posted that it needs to be put "into perspective" when your house is flooded, wether it be 2 inches or 6inches of water it matters, or do SLSAR think theyre TOO important to come out to just 6 inches of floodwater .
A Dalton Resident wrote; "Why haven't they council emptied the drains, this rain has been forecast for days. Bloked drains cause floods."
If this is so I wonder if there isn't a case for criminal negligence against the council. After all some part of council taxes goes towards maintaining utilities.
I remember as a child walking along Abbotsmede in wellies by the small park and enjoying the flooding.
With a couple of small pals, we went to the Pictures (in what is now the bingo hall in salthouse road)to watch a 'Tarzan' movie.
The first 6 rows or so were cordoned off as they were flooded. Actually, the water sloshing aroound added something to Tarzan.
Seriously I am sure that the council solved this problems many years ago but apparently now something has gone very wrong