Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flood warnings issued for parts of Cumbria

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for many parts of north and west Cumbria.

As of Sunday evening Flood Watch warnings - where flooding of low lying land and roads is expected - have been issued for:

Coast from Gretna to Silloth
Coast from Silloth to St Bees
Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake
Rivers Esk and Irthing
Middle River Eden
Rivers Lowther and Eamont
Lower River Eden
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt & Esk
Rivers Duddon, Crake & Mill Beck
Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
Rivers Wampool and Ellen
Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
Rivers Caldew and Petteril
Upper River Eden
Rivers Kent and Bela

The Met Office says today will continue to be wet with the most persistent rain across Cumbria and Lancashire. It will continue to be very windy, with gales in many places.

Tonight will be wet and windy, with the rain heavy at times. The winds are expected to be gale force in many places.

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