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Cumbria and Lancashire Floods, December 2015 ­ Case Study

In early December 2015 Cumbria was hit by mass flooding as a result of Storm Desmond, which
resulted in the environmental agency issuing 17 severe weather warnings in North and East
Cumbria, meaning he weather could pose a danger to life.…

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Fire crews are visiting flooded homes in Appleby to check residents are safe and well.
Flood gates at Yarm and Croft were closed.
Temporary defences and pumps were moved to North-West England
200 military personnel were mobilised.
A Chinook helicopter was made available as part of the emergency response.


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