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28 October 2021

Yellow and Amber weather warning for rain in Cumbria: latest flooding/travel advice

There are Yellow and Amber weather warnings for rain across Cumbria tonight. 
With heavy rain, comes the potential for flooding and it's important everyone is prepared in the event of a flood. 

What you should do before a flood occurs:

• Find out if you are at risk of flooding - https://www.gov.uk/check-flooding

• Contact the Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for advice on current conditions and or visit the government website: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-flooding 

• Put together an overnight bag in case you have to be evacuated.

• Contact your district / borough council for additional flooding advice.

• Protect doorways and low level air vents with sandbags or plastic bags filled with sand or earth. Remember to unblock before using gas or ventilating equipment.

What to do during a flood:

• Please only travel if necessary, and plan your journey. Visit Cumbria.police.uk/traffic for all of the latest incidents and road closures  

• Do not enter flood waters as depth and current can be deceiving. Just 6 inches (15mm) of flood water can knock an adult off their feet. The flood waters may also be contaminated with sewage and there may be hidden dangers.

• Do not try to drive through flood water.

• Keep calm, if you are in danger dial 999 and/or attract attention of people nearby.

• Check on your neighbours, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.

• Turn off water, gas and electricity supplies at the first sign of flooding in your property.

• If trapped, remain near a window where you can be seen.

• Move your family, pets an valuables upstairs or to higher ground if threatened by floods.

For the latest travel advice and information on what to do in the event of a flood please visit the Cumbria County Council website: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/ 

There are Yellow and Amber weather warnings for rain across Cumbria tonight.