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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Heavy rain causes floods across Cumbria

Heavy rain and strong winds brought chaos to Cumbria yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

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the road drains and culverts never seem to be cleaned until there is a problem by then it is too late and somebody else is flooded out!!!

Posted by ALBERT on 26 November 2012 at 12:29

I remember when in tewkesbury a couple of years ago that the cricket club was built on stilts after the floods there several years ago and the cathedral/abbey built on high ground hundreads of years ago was not affected.Just a thought.

Posted by Andrew on 25 November 2012 at 21:19

The rain in the UK is rather like a relative who comes for a short stay,but forgets to leave.
Wombat

Posted by william davidson on 25 November 2012 at 02:09

Flood Defences do nothing but channel the water some place else where because it has been forced to "bottleneck" it travels faster and higher and has more power behind it.

Posted by Nathan on 24 November 2012 at 17:48

I think the time has come to start to build an Arc, never know as much rain as the last few years

Posted by sean on 24 November 2012 at 01:42

My house was the one flooded at Great Clifton and it was all down to the sheer volume of rain onto the fields. The culverts and drains can't handle it and all the fallen leaves don't help. I honestly don't know what the solution is. The fire service saved 3 of my rooms for which I am so grateful. It was a close call for my neighbours too.

Posted by Janine on 23 November 2012 at 22:38

"One of the main reasons i left Cumbria was because of poor flood defences even though my business was on top of a hill 300 feet up i just couldn't take the risk so set up in Blackpool, never any problems with flooding here."

- REALLY?! Your beside the sea!

Posted by jj on 23 November 2012 at 20:18

Stonyholme is ment to flood, it is flood plain, if it dos'nt go there where else is it going ? Warwick road?

Posted by a dodd on 23 November 2012 at 18:18

i think yhr council should clear the drains now all the muck has blocked them on my road a little rain and the drains overflow

Posted by anon on 23 November 2012 at 16:28

Stonyholme closed again? there's a surprise, and still everyone who pays a monthly subscription gets nothing. Come on CLL buck your ideas up, people are cancelling in their droves.

Posted by waste of money on 23 November 2012 at 14:49

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