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Flood Alerts Issued For Cumbrian Rivers

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, Upper Eden, Brathay, Rothay and Winster, Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck, Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk.

The update reads: "Due to recent rainfall, and previous high river levels some locations are still experiencing rising water levels due to the length of the catchment.

"We advise that you keep an eye on the situation by listening to weather forecasts, checking our web pages or calling Floodline. Operational teams are focusing on removal of water. Key to this is identifying suitable sites for the installation of pumping equipment which is being brought in from across the country.

"Our Incident Response teams are on 24 hour duty. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this forecast as new information becomes available.

"Rain is forecast between 5am and midday tomorrow (9th December), of up to 10mm in 1 hour.

"This is a low confidence forecast. This is forecast for the north west and South Lakes area.

"A further persistent band of rain is forecast over Cumbria Wednesday evening of up to 58mm maximum and will continue into Thursday."

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