The Millom Coastguard team has urged the public to remember their advice to stay safe during flood events.

On Wednesday, the rescue team shared a list of ten instructions that residents could follow to best avoid any serious incidents.

This came just a day after multiple flood warnings were issued across Cumbria due to an unexpectedly high tide in certain parts of the region.

A spokesperson from the coastguard said: "Our drivers are trained to drive in most conditions including water, however most people aren’t.

"So, with more and more flood events occurring we thought it would be helpful if we gave a few tips to keep you safe."

The first port of call was to avoid fast flowing water, with 30cm enough to move the average family car.

"Never drive through fast flowing water - although your car is heavy the force of the water can be huge and can in some circumstances wash your car away."

When approaching a stretch of water, if the depth is unknown, residents are advised to steer clear.

"Even if your car can cover the flood, if your engine sucks in water it can destroy it immediately," the coastguard explained.

They added that there is no guarantee that fords are safe during a flood event, meaning depth gauges should be checked.

Motorists were instructed to drive no more than 5mph through water, and that they should not get too close to the car in front.

"Ensure you keep the engine revs high to avoid water entering the exhaust, as this can stall the engine.

"Keeping the engine revs high can be done by depressing the clutch slightly to increase the engine speed whilst maintaining forward progress."

If crossing a flooding road, it is best to approach it from the highest point, which is usually in the centre of the road.

You should also apply your brakes moderately after driving through water, for at least three seconds if safe to do so.

If you get stuck in water, the coastguard outlined that you should stay in your car, contact the emergency services and then a recovery company.

Finally: "Ask yourself if it is really vital to drive - if not then leave it until the flooding has abated.

"This is especially important when there have been flash floods, which can appear and disappear in a relatively short period of time."