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Cumbria homes damaged as flash floods strike overnight

Hundreds of homes across Cumbria were affected by flooding overnight.

The Met Office said 40mm (1.7in) of rain fell in less than three hours, affecting areas including Sandwith, Egremont, St Bees, Beckermet, Gosforth, Ravenglass and Seascale.

Some residents spent the night in Egremont Market Hall after properties were evacuated.

  • 30 Aug 2012