Clean up underway after floods across west Cumbria
Last updated at 10:28, Thursday, 18 October 2012
A mopping up operation is underway today after torrential rain caused chaos across west Cumbria.
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i have been flooded a number of times and getting totally fed up with it. Our problem is the local beck, the pipe work for it is all different sizes and the drains join up to the beck. When we have had these heavy rains the beck has filled really quick, the drains couldnt cope and back up and we get flooded. As usual and like most other things there is no funding for it, so it is us as householders that have to pay. I own my own home and have had very little help etc, but for the sake of my kids we are trying to find different ways to stop the water from getting into my house. I know it is gonna take a few years before something is eventually done, but do think the council should help support us to prevent the flooding till the appropriate funding is available.
Hate to disappoint you all, but the only factor to blame is mother nature - too much rain simply fell down in too little time! And then it surged downwards - nothing to do with the drains, there was nothing that could be done. I know it must be awful to be flooded but in these cases there is no singular human to blame I'm afraid.
I couldn't agree more! It's the age old thing I pay my taxes so why should I clean the drains out! Well unfortunately cuts are made to council funding every year (well except to those in high places wages!) what's wrong with clearing a bit of rubbish from the drain outside your house especially if it prevents your home being flooded. It annoys me were all to keen to blame everyone else! we have the same complaints when the snow and ice comes I remember the commotion last time that paths were not being gritted but if everyone cleared there own part of the pavement outside their property problem solved! We live in a society now that expects everything done for them, we should be so lucky!
Oh and just for the record I don't blame the council I blame the government funding cuts, if less time was spent sending money abroad, MP's expenses, bailing countries out and supporting people who won't work maybe the country could be in a better financial position.
We only have ourselves to blame after all we voted the last idiots in! Stop complaining and do something about it