Cumbria flooding: Sunday update

The Westmorland Gazette: A woman is helped from an inflatable boat after being rescued in Cockermouth Buy this photo A woman is helped from an inflatable boat after being rescued in Cockermouth

FORECASTERS predict more downpours over the coming days which could hamper the recovery effort from Cumbria's floods.

The Prime Minister ordered a safety review of bridges while visiting the worst-hit areas in Cockermouth yesterday.

Gordon Brown also pledged £1 million to help communities affected by the floods.

An inspection of 1,800 bridges is being undertaken by the Highways Agency and the Department for Transport.

A police officer died after the collapse of a bridge in Workington, while scores of Cockermouth residents had to be rescued from their homes.

More heavy showers are forecast for Cumbria this afternoon. The Met office is predicting around 40mm of rain to fall.

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Cumbria Police has opened a phone line for anyone with concerns about relatives and friends who have not had any contact with them. Call: 0800-0560944.

We're providing constant updates from across the area on the Westmorland Gazette websites.

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4:23pm Thu 19 Nov 09

artisanfood says...

Footage of the flooding can be see on www.CumbriaLive.tv - enjoy. Martin
Footage of the flooding can be see on www.CumbriaLive.tv - enjoy. Martin artisanfood
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