Floods appeal passes the million mark
Thanks to the generosity of both many local people and organisations, and others from all over the country, the Cumbria Floods appear raised over a million pounds in the first ten days and is still going strong.
Howver, this generosity is needed. Insurance analysts estimated the total damage from the flooding, public and private sector, as about £200 million.
Some of this will be picked up by insurance, but it will not have been possible to insure many of the flooded properties.