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Flood Aftermath: Tuesday's Information Feed

In the aftermath of the severe flooding and power cuts across The Bay - which included the radio station itself flooding, the team is keeping local people up to date with all the information you need as disruption continues.

You can find out about which local schools are affected by the floods and power cuts by clicking here, and we are also compiling ongoing updates from Twitter and other sources below. If you have a new school closure to add to our list, along with the DFES password then please call us on 01524 842 122. 

News items in more detail are also being published in separate articles on the website's local news section. Scroll down this page to find links to those stories, most recent updates appear at the top of the list.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, The Bay radio station was among the thousands of local properties across Lancashire and Cumbria that flooded, taking the station off air until Sunday afternoon. Our engineer was able to get the station back on air with a generator and a new temporary studio was built on a higher level, overlooking the River Lune.

New phone lines had to be set up, and since then we have taken thousands of phone calls from local residents keen to help to share information about how we can work together as a community to get through these challenging days.

We also have staff working off-site to keep our website and social media feeds up to date. Information is coming in very quickly, and we're advising residents to stay with us on 96.9, 102.3, and 103.2fm to get the latest updates as they come in to us. All normal programming has been suspended during this time.

You can get in touch with our dedicated team with any updates you'd like to be put on air, by calling 01524 842122. Please note, our usual numbers are not working at this time. 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 9.15pm:

Electricity North West has confirmed that planned power cuts are not needed in Lancaster and the surrounding area after customers saved enough energy to secure supplies. Full details here.

UPDATES FROM ROYAL LANCASTER INFIRMARY & COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LANCASHIRE, PUBLISHED 7.35pm:

Services at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are scheduled to return to normal on Wednesday - with the exception of some outpatient services. Further details are here.

The Community Foundation for Lancashire has launched its Flood Recovery Fund appeal. Full details are here.

TWO UPDATES - FROM ENVIRONMENT AGENCY & ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 6.43pm:

Flood alerts have been issued for several rivers across Cumbria, ahead of more rain across the county. Alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for the Rivers Kent and Bela, Brathay, Rothay and Winster, Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck, Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk. More information is here.

Residents in Lancaster and surrounding areas are being urged to continue reducing power over the next few hours, as "managed power cuts" may be needed to reduce strain on the network while repairs continue. Further details are here.

MESSAGE FROM HRH THE QUEEN, PUBLISHED 5.52pm:

Her Royal Highness The Queen has sent her best wishes to Lancaster residents after the floods at the weekend:

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER POLICE, PUBLISHED 5.43pm:

Lancaster drivers are being told about about a temporary traffic plan for the city centre. Full details are here.

UPDATE FROM THE RNLI, PUBLISHED 5.08pm:

The RNLI has released Kendal flood search video footage. You can view the video below.

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, PUBLISHED 4.30pm:

Whilst some power has now been restored to the campus, Lancaster University is running on restricted electrical supplies. This means it can’t yet run operations as normal. Graduation is going ahead as planned on Wednesday and any staff involved in the ceremonies (attending, supporting or facilitating the event) and College staff should come onto campus as normal. Facilities staff will meet in the Chaplaincy Centre in the morning. All other staff are asked to stay at home and work there if it is appropriate and safe to do so.

The Pre-School Centre will remain closed on Wednesday. All academic buildings and the majority of administrative space (if not being used for graduation) will be locked down with no access or power. Faculty and Professional Services managers will be communicating directly with their staff to ensure business continuity arrangements.

Teaching and assessments for most students has been cancelled until next term. Medical students are asked to check their email for individual updates. Exams, tests and deadlines for coursework due this week will be postponed and students should await confirmation from their department.

UPDATE FROM CUMBRIA POLICE, PUBLISHED 4.08pm:

Cumbria Police have issued information on how people can help protect their properties following the recent flooding. More information is here.

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PUBLISHED 3.34pm:

Following on from a call for help made yesterday by the Chamber - appealing for help from local businesses in the wake of flooding in Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding areas, the following businesses have kindly offered their support to local people:

- Natwest Bank. Storm Support Package available for existing Natwest business customers. Contact your Business Relationship Manager direct or Natwest Business line on Tel: 0345 711 4477.

- Cancer Care, Slyne Road, Lancaster. Offers for mobile workers in need of a coffee stop/WC. Contact Neil Townsend on Tel 01524 381820.

- ICU Security in Morecambe have a small amount of office space and WiFi available. Happy to donate some staff time for lifting and shifting with a small van. Contact Brendan Hughes on Tel: 01524 401340.

- AO Support Services: Happy to help with general clearing up, sorting out. Contact Kath Fanning on Tel: 07895 152752 or 01524 482222.

- Chamber Director Susan Sykes can help with any office\shop clear up and any admin related duties. Tel: 01524 844988.

- Safety Management UK, Burton-in-Kendal. Can happily help anyone who is around and would benefit from their facility, can offer intermittent hot desk and WiFi. They don't have a lot of space so you would need to check first. Contact Brian Gregory on Tel: 01524 784356.

- Accessing Ancestors, Lancaster. Might be able to offer assistance. Contact Chris Eve on Tel: 07956 460597.

- Future Office, Lancaster. If anyone needs urgent office furniture, they can help. They have a few used chairs and some low cost new ones if needed. Contact Mark Norcliffe on Tel: 07713 189267.

- Ludus Dance, Lancaster. Currently have power, internet and WiFi for anyone needing it on Wendesday onwards. Limited space available. Contact Di Cumming on Tel: 01524 35936

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, PUBLISHED 3.19pm:

Despite intermittent power on campus, 1,650 Post Graduate students will receive their Higher Degrees and Diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony tomorrow (Wednesday Dec 9).

During the power cuts over the last couple of day, student safety and welfare was of prime concern and the University relocated 5,000 students from their residences to safe places on campus with power, heat and light.

Students were all looked after by staff volunteers and were provided with food and assistance.

Director of Facilities at the University Mark Swindlehurst said: “Our preparations for emergency planning kicked in during this difficult time. We have been overwhelmed by the co-operation, understanding and goodwill of our students and staff.”

UPDATE REGARDING NORTH LANCASHIRE PHARMACIES OPEN TONIGHT, PUBLISHED 3.16pm:

(Information from Lancashire NHS)

·       Ash Trees Pharmacy, Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9JU - 01524 727 877 (until 11pm)

·       Dalton Square Pharmacy, 24 - 26 Great John Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NG - 01524 32 310 (until 10.15pm)

·       Kepple Lane Pharmacy, Kepple Lane, Garstang,    PR3 1PB - 01995 604 800 (Mon-Thur until 10.30pm and Fri-Sat until 10pm)

·       Sainsburys Pharmacy, Cable Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HH - 01524 596 321 (until 11pm) (CLOSED AT THE MOMENT)

·       Sainsburys Pharmacy, Christie Park, Morecambe, LA4 5TJ - 01524 308 307 (until 11pm)

Also, extended provision:

·       Asda Superstore, Ovangle Road, Lancaster, LA1 5JR - 01524 580 790 (until 9pm)

·       Cohens, 5 James Street, Morecambe, LA4 5TE - 01524 411 489 (until 6.15pm)

·       Rowlands Pharmacy, 11 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PL - 01524 630 06 (until 6.30pm)

·       Well Pharmacy, 46 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RE - 01524 321 82 (until 6.30pm)

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 2.34pm:

"Managed" power cuts may be carried out in Lancaster this afternoon, Electricity North West has confirmed. More information is here.

FIVE UPDATES - PUBLISHED 1.37pm:

The West Coast Mainline has completely re-opened, it has been confirmed. Speed restrictions are in place though, with more details here.

Morecambe's MP speaks to Bay News about government's pledge to underwrite flood damage insurance claims. Click here to listen.

Cumbria's health bosses have issued a full NHS service update. Further information is here.

Lancaster City Council has issued a statement in wake of the major floods, which you can read here.

A Lancaster man has spoken to The Bay about rescuing 'The Crankies' from flooding. You can hear his story here.

UPDATE FROM WINDERMERE'S MARCHESI CENTRE, PUBLISHED 12.44pm:

Windermere's Marchesi Centre's going to hold a one-day donation station on Tuesday next week. More details are here.

UPDATE FROM LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, PUBLISHED 12.44pm:

Lancashire County Council has issued an update about the impact of the weekend's weather on local services in the north of the county. More details are here.

UPDATE FROM STAGECOACH, PUBLISHED 12.30pm:

Stagecoach have been in touch with an update on their services in South Cumbria and the Lake District. More details are here.

UPDATE FROM SLDC, PUBLISHED 12.30pm:

South Lakeland District Council officers are out in areas affected by the floods, knocking on householders’ doors to arrange the removal of damaged items from outside residential properties. More information is here.

THREE UPDATES, PUBLISHED 11.59am:

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for second-home owners in the area to show “solidarity” with local people and offer their homes to those in need. More details are here.

The bridge on the A683 at Middleton between Sedbergh and Kirby Lonsdale is still closed. Cumbria County Council says people are moving signs and crossing anyway, which is very dangerous as the bridge has been condemned. More details are here.

A yellow weather warning for both wind and rain is still due to come into force tomorrow (Wednesday), which could cause more disruption from flooding. More details are here.

UPDATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, RE' HOME-CLEANING SAFETY, PUBLISHED 11.31am:

The government has published information about how to clean up your home safely after the floods. More information is here.

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 11.11am:

A spokesman from Electricity NW says "he can't stress this enough": Do not use ANY electical items at the moment that aren't essential. These include things like tumble driers, dishwashers, Christmas lights, etc. He added that if your property has no power - but neighbouring properties do, check your trip-switches FIRST, before calling engineers. If your trip-switches are on, only then should you call 0800 195 4141.

UPDATE ON ROADS FROM CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL, PUBLISHED 11.05am: 

Bridge at Middleton:

Bridge at A683 between Sedbergh and Kirby Lonsdale is closed. People are moving signs and crossing anyway – this is very dangerous. The bridge has been condemned.

A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said:

"We're urging members of the public to respect the signage that has been put in place.

"Where bridges and roads are closed it is for reasons of public safety and there is genuine danger to anyone ignoring the signage.

"While emergency services are still dealing with a high volume of issues we don't need people putting themselves at unnecessary risk."

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 10.52am:

All properties affected by Lancaster substation flooding now restored, although some properties' supply may still be off due to other local issues such as flooding. Full details are here.

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, PUBLISHED 10.34am:

Lancaster University staff are asked to stay at home today because of intermittent power supplies on campus. However, staff who work in Facilities, Colleges, Student Based Services and anyone involved in the degree ceremonies, which are going ahead tomorrow (Wednesday December 9), are asked to come in.

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 10.28am:

Power has been restored to all but 2,525 properties in Lancaster, and a further 1,514 remain without power in Cumbria due to the flooding. More information is here. Vulnerable customers, including some older or disabled people, or those with a medical dependency on electricity, can also sign up to the Priority Services Register here or contact Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141.

UPDATE FROM LANCASHIRE POLICE, PUBLISHED 9.58am (Tweet)

UPDATE ON RECEPTION CENTRES/HELP FOR THE VULNERABLE, PUBLISHED 9.47am (Tweet): 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 9.38am (Tweet): 

Electricity North West have been sending out free food vans across flood affected areas. 

 

 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 8.43am (Tweet): 

 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 8.26am (Tweet): 

 

UPDATE FROM LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL, PUBLISHED 8.12am (Tweet): 

Lancaster City Council has issued food safety advice for residents who have lost power over the weekend and overnight. 

- Keep fridges/freezers closed. Frozen food can remain frozen for up to 36 hours (dependent on the equipment and if it remains unopened).
- Mains water safe to drink – drink plenty.
- If you are cooking meat with gas, ensure food is cooked so juices run clear.
- Raw defrosted meat will be safe to eat if cooked within 24 hours. Anything left uncooked for any longer should be thrown away.
- If raw meat has come into contact with any surface, the surface should be cleaned thoroughly.

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 7.54am (Tweet): 

UPDATE FROM RESIDENTS ON TWITTER, PUBLISHED 7.31am (Tweet): 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 7.25am (Tweet): 

UPDATE FROM ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST, PUBLISHED 6.53am: 

Engineers from Electricity North West have restored power to a further 1,200 customers in Cumbria.

Colleagues are working tirelessly in areas across Cumbria trying to access substations impacted by the flooding. In some cases access has been by boat to repair the damage and restore power to the remaining customers.

1,454 properties remain without power in Cumbria, where floodwater is restricting access for Electricity North West teams.

Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said: "We will continue to work with the emergency services and our other partners in Cumbria to gain access to our sites and restore power to those still waiting to be connected as soon as the waters have receded and we thank them for their continued support.”

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