Cumbria floods in 2009
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Cumbria floods resulted in £276m bill

Damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure caused by the Cumbrian floods in 2009 resulted in a £276m bill, it has emerged on the first anniversary of the disaster.

In November 2009 unprecedented rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding towns and villages.

Around 150 homes are still empty as people are unable to return.

Lorna Gordon reports.

  • 19 Nov 2010
  • From the section England