Thursday, December 22, 2016

Be careful while travelling tomorrow - Storm Barbara may bring vile wealther to Cumbria

Anyone travelling in Cumbria tomorrow (Friday 23rd December) and the forthcoming weekend should make sure to be prepared for the possibility of very nasty weather as Storm Barbara is due to hit the UK.

Drive very carefully if it starts to rain and make sure you have a good set of warm and waterproof clothing with you.

Anyone visiting the Copeland constituency, as I know some of my political friends and foes alike may be doing soon, may find it helpful to know that one of the first parts of the constituency you will pass through if you turn off the M6 at junction 40o (Penrith) and take the A66 Westbound, is Keswick, which is one of the best places in the world to buy outdoor gear suitable for walking in wet weather.

Visitors and local residents alike should note that the Environment agency has warned people to check flood risk. they say that Heavy rainfall is expected across parts of the north west of England and the Pennines from tomorrow (Friday 23rd December) onwards, bringing a risk of flooding to land and roads.

Kate Marks, Environment Agency flood risk duty manager, said: “Storm Barbara will bring rain and wind over Christmas, we want to make sure everyone gets home safely. “Environment Agency teams are on standby throughout the festive period and will issue flood warnings and alerts where necessary."

Keep up to date with the latest situation at www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates.

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