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North Cumbria bears brunt of bad weather problems

A flood warning issued by the Environment Agency for the river Eden in Carlisle is still in place this morning.

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i don't live near any rivers but still got flooded out a few years ago due to blocked road drains now that is the councils fault, most of them are blocked and never got cleaned out!!

Posted by albert on 26 September 2012 at 12:57

Ta ian, but as bob has said further down, the graphic is still wrong :-) - as the EA hasn't incorporated the fact the caldew went higher than 3.15m this summer at cummersdale when steads flooded. If you look at the EA's river level data the Petteril actually went higher this week at Newbiggin than it ever has before too (if you can trust the EA data). http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120711.aspx?stationId=5100

Posted by P. Dent on 26 September 2012 at 11:13

I'm glad I didn't buy a house in an area with a potential for flooding.

Posted by Derek on 26 September 2012 at 09:30


Joe Miller (21.22, Sept 25) - My apologies. My error. The caption on the graphic did say Sheepmount. It has now been altered.

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Posted by Ian on 26 September 2012 at 08:28


Elo (08.01, Sept 26) - If you would like to have a look at the top of the article at the last updated time and date... 07:39, Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The article was also updated throughout yesterday - and last night - as required as well. I know that because I did it!

I have been updating/altering this article as necessary to keep the weather issues in one place.

Have we missed something?

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Posted by Ian on 26 September 2012 at 08:10

noticed that some updates were made to article way down to the bottom. However the article starts with news from yesterday (tuesday) morning.
Sorry did not read far enough down.

Posted by Elo on 26 September 2012 at 08:06

8 m wednesday morning. Reading the above article dated wed sept. 26. Guess what ?? it was written yesterday afternoon.

Not even updated. The most important event to all of us in Carlisle and noone worked overtime to update the latest news.


Posted by Elo on 26 September 2012 at 08:01

@ Ashley on 25 September 2012 at 19:45

Well, here's a turn up,,, PaulM agreeing with Ashley.

You are absolutely correct. 100 million years ago Britain was sub-tropical, 20,000 years ago it was in the grip of an ice age, and has been warming ever since - no scientific evidence disputes this.

Man has been recording the environment changes for a little over a hundred years and scientists can only theorise what the details of the events of the previous millions of years were, and certainly not granular enough to consider the details in 10 or even 100 year time periods.

Science always comes up with theories (it;s how science works), then spends year trying to prove or disprove, Climate change and mans impact is a theory that has as much evidence for as against. History tells us it changes (the climate), yet we there is a general belief that we are now in control of this change. We are not, change has always happened.

One last thing:

@ Tim... the Gulf Stream doesn't, and never has 'passed over' the UK - it might feel like it at the moment, but it is a sea born current. Perhaps you are confusing this with the Jet-Stream ? and that shifts all the time.

Posted by PaulM on 26 September 2012 at 07:27

Amusing to see people on here blaming and criticising Carlisle city council. Of course heavy rainfall is their fault.

Posted by Dave on 26 September 2012 at 00:13

Tim & John - I have an honours degree in natural science and spent a considerable amount of time studying climate change; all the available data is inconclusive, however those with a so called 'green' agenda like to twist the minimal data to fit their needs.
Throughout history there has been periods of adverse weather conditions. Building the eyesore wind turbines will do nothing to stop flooding and using these brief periods of adverse weather as an excuse to build more is a terrible idea.

Posted by Me on 25 September 2012 at 21:47

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