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Friday, 20 November 2009

Wild Weather causes major flooding in Cumbria

Torrential rain has brought unprecedented flooding to parts of Cumbria, with at least 200 people rescued from their homes and many more hit by power cuts.

In Workington, two bridges - one of them carrying a main road - have been swept away. Police searching for a colleague washed from one of the bridges have found a body.

Stunned locals have been surveying the wreckage, unable to believe the evidence before their eyes. One said that in 58 years of living here she had never seen anything like it.



For more images and information, visit the flood pages on the BBC News website



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