STORM Dennis hit Cumbria this weekend, impacting many areas across the region.

The weather has lashed parts of the UK with more than a month’s worth of rain in 48 hours, leading to a large number of flood warnings and alerts in England.

Roads and railways were flooded on Sunday morning after torrential downpours and high winds caused by the second storm in just over a week.

Parts of Ulverston suffered power outages and there were also 22 red flood alerts, and 30 yellow flood alerts in the region as a whole.

A spokesperson for Electricity North West said: “Adverse weather conditions caused a fault in the electricity network in Ulverston which led to a power cut to 31 properties at 7.45pm on Saturday.

“All customers were restored within the hour by 8.40pm.

“We monitor the weather daily and while we always have teams on standby 24/7, we have increased our numbers of engineers and support staff throughout Storm Dennis.

"So far, fortunately flooding hasn’t significantly impacted the power network, however we continue to keep an eye on this.”

The Met Office issued yellow and amber weather warnings for wind and rain in the north west.

The rivers worst affected in our area were Dragley Beck at Ulverston, from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston, and the River Kent which was overflowing.

Stewart Mounsey, Cumbria flood risk manager, said: “Across Cumbria and Lancashire this weekend, thankfully, Storm Dennis didn’t impact as badly as Storm Ciara last weekend and we haven’t received any reports of properties flooded to date, although we continue to visit affected areas.

“We recognise that although the impacts of Storm Dennis have not been as intense as they could have been, there are also people in our area who were impacted by flooding during Storm Ciara and are still trying to get back to a semblance of normality.

“We continue to support those people through the recovery.”