This week has seen Cumbria battered by more than one storm with Torro, the UK’s Tornado and Storm Research Organisation Conditions even issuing a ‘red’ warning for possible tornadoes

Electricity North West said their engineers battled in conditions that were 'some of the worst we’ve seen in a long time' to try and restore power as thousands of homes.

Storm Isha, closely followed by Storm Jocelyn, has left a trail of destruction in the form of fallen trees, damaged buildings and badly flooded areas.

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The exposed Furness peninsula is no stranger to extreme weather conditions.

Images taken by local photographers, the Sankeys, can be found in the Sankey Online Archive  showing what mother nature has done to the area over the decades - long before the sophisticated weather warning of our time.

The Mail: Most of the length of the Vedra wreck showing just above the sea.Photographs taken of the SS Vedra Wreck shows the destruction harsh winds can do at sea. 

In 1914, the vessel ran aground near Halfway Buoy in a storm. With help of tug Furness, crews managed to get a tow on but she was holed and leaking benzine.

The steamer therefore caught fire, killing all but one member of crew. 

Perhaps one of the most extreme photographs in the archive is that of the floating baths in  Ramsden Dock.

The unique attraction was popular in the summer, however in December 1914, the structure was damaged by a gale in December 1914.

The Mail: The partially sunken Ramsden Dock floating swimming poolThe baths were made redundant by the new baths on Abbey Road, which opened in May 1915 however, further gales in March 1916 also sealed that attraction's fate.

The coast road, also no stranger to extreme weather, is shown in 1927 battered by stones which have been thrown up from the beach over the road.

A rough sea can also be seen breaking over the road at Newbiggin.

The Mail: Storm damaged pier in 1935 near Barrow Island boating club on Walney ChannelA photograph of a damaged pier was also taken in 1935. Situated near Barrow Island boating club on Walney Channel the damage is believed to have been done by a storm.

Some of the oldest vessels to visit Furness have been victims of storms.

A large, old-style sailing vessel is pictured in 1910. The Barque Kelburn can be seen moored alongside the quayside at Ramsden Dock Barrow.

The damage occurred during a storm in Morecambe Bay.

The Ellen Harrison topsail schooner also appears in the archive from 1910 before it was driven ashore in the storm on the November 9 1890. 

The mate was drowned and the captain injured.