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 Residents remain on the brink as rivers across Carlisle remained extremely high today as rain continued to fall across the Cumbria region

Residents remain on the brink as rivers across Carlisle remained extremely high today as rain continued to fall across the Cumbria region

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EDIS Number FL-20151211-51208-GBR
Event type Flood
Date/Time December 11 2015 04:38 AM (UTC)
Last update December 11 2015 04:42 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level High Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Europe
Country United Kingdom
County / State England
Area Cumbria Region
Settlement Glenridding
Coordinate 54° 32.690,2° 56.986

 

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The village of Glenridding, which had been cut off since Sunday, was hit with a deluge of water after the river burst its banks. A “multi-agency” response, which includes the military and fire services, got under way last night amid concerns that the latest flooding may endanger lives. “Although the flood water is starting to recede, it is still extremely unsafe and would ask any members of the public not to walk or travel through any flood water”. “Cumbria police would like to urge the people of Glenridding to stay inside their properties to keep themselves and their families safe”, police said. The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 is created to assist any individuals or families who suffer financial hardship as a result of the flooding caused by Storm Desmond. The military has been called in to the village to help deliver food and water. Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said: “We have now restored power to the vast majority of homes in Cumbria”. Local farmer Joe Taylforth said he witnessed “folk holding hands” as they attempted to get out of their flood-ridden homes and businesses adjacent to the river. “This community is strong and will pull together again to make sure everything returns to normal as quickly as possible”. Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, said: “It is hard to assess the scale of the need, but we know that the flooding will cause significant financial hardship and emotional distress”. John Bibby, 36, feared he would not be able to get wife Katharine to hospital because the Backbarrow bridge was destroyed and the only other road was under 3ft of water. The video shows the hugely swollen River Eamont rushing past the remains of Pooley Bridge following its collapse. He said work done after floods six years ago was not enough to help when the latest rain hit. This morning Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, described the situation as “absolutely horrendous” and said lessons must be learnt. There are reports that the water is 3ft deep in places, after flood defences were overtopped in two places. “They definitely need to do some upstream flooding rather than just waiting for it all to come down”. “Events like this serve as a harsh reminder of the finite capacity of our flood defences, and the destructive impact extreme flooding has on our communities”, says Professor David Balmforth, Flood Expert and Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Glenridding Hotel was under water again prompting the owners to issue an online appeal for people to bring sandbags to help cope with the problem.

 

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Storm Desmond claims its THIRD victim: Pensioner, 70, hit by sign blown over in high winds dies in hospital – as new aerial pictures show the awesome scale of the floods that have hit Cumbria

  • Pensioner, 70, has become the third person to die from Storm Desmond after he was hit by a falling sign in Berwick 
  • Residents of Cumbrian village Glenridding are facing further torment after flooding hit the region for a second time
  • As homeowners began huge clean-up operation from weekend’s floods, nearby River Beck broke its banks again
  • Police warning residents to stay indoors amid fears floods could ‘endanger lives’ and homes remain without power
  • The Met Office has also issued a weather warning about the risk of snow in parts of northern England on Saturday 
  • George Osborne has announced additional £51million to support households and businesses affected by flooding
  • The Mail has launched an appeal to help those affected by the floods. See the information below on how to donate

A 70-year-old man has become the third person to die because of Storm Desmond after he suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a falling sign which was blown over in high winds.

The pensioner was struck by the sign as he walked along a street in Berwick, Northumberland, as more than 13.5 inches of rain lashed the region on Saturday – bringing widespread flooding which has devastated entire communities.

He was taken to hospital but police today confirmed he died from his injuries last night, making him the third person to be killed as a result of the storm.

It comes after Ernie Crouch, 90, died when he was blown into the side of a moving bus by strong winds near Finchley Central Tube station in London on Saturday, and the body of a 78-year-old man was recovered after he fell into fast-flowing floodwater in the swollen River Kent in Kendal, .

Meanwhile, incredible aerial photographs taken today show the vast extent of the flooding which forced thousands of people out of their homes and left a wake of deluge and devastation.

The images show how much of Carlisle remains besieged by floodwater more than five days on from the record rainfalls which saw the worst flooding across the region in decades.

 

Incredible aerial photographs taken today show the vast extent of the flooding which forced thousands of people out of their homes in Carlisle and left a wake of devastation after Storm Desmond brought record amount of rainfalls including 13.5 inches in just 24 hours

Incredible aerial photographs taken today show the vast extent of the flooding which forced thousands of people out of their homes in Carlisle and left a wake of devastation after Storm Desmond brought record amount of rainfalls including 13.5 inches in just 24 hours

These aerial photos show how Carlisle United Football Club's ground has finally dried out after being besieged by waist-high floodwater 

These aerial photos show how Carlisle United Football Club’s ground has finally dried out after being besieged by waist-high floodwater

 

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Met Office issues weather warnings for whole of England and Wales as storm brings severe gales and Environment Agency warns of flooding

Storm Clodagh batters the harbour wall in Porthcawl, South Wales

Storm Clodagh batters the harbour wall in Porthcawl, South Wales, early this morning Photo: Dimitris Legakis/Athena

Britons are braced for more lashing rain as flood warnings were issued for parts of the country as Storm Clodagh wreaked havoc.

Flights were diverted, trains delayed and traffic held up on motorways at the weeknd as heavy rain and strong winds hit Scotland and the north west of England.

There is little sign of respite with the Environment Agency issuing yellow flood warnings for Wales and the north of England for Monday and Tuesday. By Wednesday, two days of rain could leave parts of north Wales under 60mm of precipitation.

The north of England could see 30-40mm of rain during the same period, say the Met Office. A spokeswoman also warned that parts of Scotland, which is on a yellow snow warning, could have 2.5cm of snow on Monday.

A Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat recovers a small boat in the mouth of the Tyne after rescuing its participants following its capsizing in gale force windsA Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat recovers a small boat in the mouth of the Tyne after rescuing its participants following its capsizing in gale force winds  Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

On Sunday in Ireland, thousands of properties were left without electricity after Storm Clodagh battered the republic.

Meanwhile, coastguards had to pull a windsurfer out of the water at Seaburn Beach, Sunderland, after he was separated from his board in 60 mph winds. Two people were rescued from the Tyne by the RNLI after their boat was capsized by the wind.’

 

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  • By Slma Shelbayah and Kimberly Hutcherson CNN

    10 dead as wintry storm hits Plains

    Millions under winter weather, flood warnings

    UPDATED 4:59 PM CST Nov 29, 2015
    OK ice storm 11.29.15
    CNN KOCO

    (CNN) —The governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, has declared a state of emergency for her state, according to KOCO.

This follows an ice storm and flooding that has knocked out power for thousands of people throughout the state.

Meanhwhile, flooding and wintry precipitation have led to at least 10 deaths in Texas and Kansas as a storm system moves across the central Plains, authorities reported.

Five people died in single-vehicle accidents in Kansas, according to Lt. Adam Winters with the state’s Highway Patrol. He said all of the accidents could be attributed to black ice or hazardous road conditions.

Flooding claimed at least three lives in the Dallas area. The victims include a man in Garland, northeast of Dallas. Benjamin Floyd, 29, was on his way to work when raging floodwaters swept his car off the road, according to CNN affiliate KTVT. He was unable to get out of his vehicle before it was submerged Friday, Garland city officials said.

The two other flooding deaths came in Johnson County, south of Fort Worth, county emergency management officials said.

The National Weather Service reported ice storms in the Texas Panhandle. Three people died in a road accident on Interstate 40 about 45 miles west of Amarillo, the weather service reported.

 

 

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Tropical moisture is set to stream across the Midwest and Eastern U.S. next week, leading to the most significant rainfall in a few weeks for many communities.

A large part of the Midwest and East has not experienced soaking rain since the start of October. That will change during the final days of October as tropical moisture enters the picture.

The exception to the lack of rain is the Carolinas where historic flooding ensued early in the month and additional rain about a week later led to more issues.

“[The ingredients in place next week] will be an upper-level storm system that is potent, a strong cold front and a connection with tropical moisture,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek said.

That moisture will be associated with the system that formed along the Texas coast Saturday night.

As the moisture is fed northward, the result will be rain spreading northward from the Deep South to the Midwest and East during late in the week. The rain will move in a general southwest-to-northeast fashion through Wednesday.

Cities in line for the rain next week include St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. Eventually, the rain will also spread to Boston and Portland, Maine.

If enough cold air can be drawn into the backside of the storm, snow may also return to the Upper Midwest and northern Appalachians.

 

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Floods kill 53, displace over 100,420 people in 11 states in 2015

 

Scenes-of-floods-in-Bayelsa`No fewer than 53 people have died in eleven states following flood disasters that displaced more than 100,420 persons this year.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of Naira were also lost to the flood disasters in many Local Government Areas affected in the northern states.

NAN also reports that the affected states are Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi.

In Kano State, a Director with the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Alhaji Sabi’u Mohammed, said 12 people lost their lives in the disasters.

“The deceased lost their lives in six Local Government Areas of the state between August and September as a result of the flooding.

“Six persons died in Shonono, two each in Dala and Tudun Wada and one each in Gabasawa and Takai Local Government Areas,” he said.

He told NAN that more than 1, 600 persons were displaced by the flood while property worth millions of Naira was destroyed.

Mohammed explained that officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had already visited some of affected areas and assessed the situation.

“At our own level we have submitted a comprehensive report to the state government for possible assistance to the victims of the disaster.

“I am happy to inform you that the government had recently approved N15.8 million for the purchase and distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster in Albasu Local Government area,’’ he said.

From Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, NEMA confirmed the death of eleven persons as a result of flooding.

Mr Thickman Tanimu , Deputy Head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara, while a seven-year-old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local Government of Sokoto State.

Tanimu said that more than 86, 710 hectares valued N1.58 billion were destroyed in the three states.

According to him, a total of 20, 477 homes were also affected, rendering more than 46, 200 people homeless.

He said that the flood affected eight out of the 14 Local Government Areas in Zamafara, which included Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, Gusau, Anka, Tsafe, Bungudu, Zurmi and Maradun.

The official explained that 8, 540 houses and 6, 450 hectares of farmland valued at N260 million were destroyed in the affected areas in the state.

Tanimu further said that 11 out of the 23 Local Governments in Sokoto state were affected by the flood, while two communities in Wurno and Goronyo Local Governments were evacuated.

“The other Local Governments affected were Rabah, Kware, Binji, Kebbe, Gwadabawa, Wamakko, Bodinga, Sokoto North and Sokoto South.”

Tanimu added that, 24, 750 people and 6, 922 houses were affected, with 42, 800 hectares of farmlands worth N750 million either totally destroyed or badly affected.

In Kebbi state, the NEMA official said that 10 out of the 21 Local Governments were also affected by the disaster.

They were Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza, Kalgo, Dandi, Bagudo, Yauri, Danko Wasagu and Suru.

He disclosed that 21, 450 people and 5,015 houses were affected, while 37,460 hectares of farmlands worth N 570 million were also destroyed.

According to him, two communities in Birnin Kebbi, namely Wabbako-Fulani and Wabbako-Hausa, have been submerged by the flood.

Tanimu said that the agency had provided food and other essential materials to assist the victims as part of the initial Federal Government’s intervention.

He attributed the high level of losses to the release of water from Bakalori and Goronyo dams located in Zamfara and Sokoto states respectively.

In Kaduna State, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Ezekiel Baba, confirmed the death of three people in Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

Bala the three persons died in August following a flood disaster which also destroyed several houses and crops; saying: “We have not had any major flood incident in Kaduna state this year.

“So far, the only areas affected by flood were Kachia, Soba and Kajuru local Government Areas, which was largely due to negligence on the part of the affected communities.

 

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Floods kill four in Nghe An

Floods caused by torrential rains over the past few days killed four people in the central province of Nghe An as of September 21, the provincial Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Search-and-Rescue reported.

Floods kill four in Nghe An province

Tang Phan village in Na Ngoi commune, Ky Son district is isolated by floods.

Flooding also wrecked nine houses, swamped nearly 2,500 hectares of rice and food crops, and damaged 14 irrigation works and 40 kilometres of roads, with property losses amounting to 191 billion VND (8.4 million USD).

Although the rain has eased, Nghe An is facing a high risk of landslides at mountains and river banks.

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Heavy downpour floods roads in Dover district

22 September 2015
by Victoria Chessum
Chaos has erupted this morning as some of the roads in Dover, Deal and Sandwich have become flooded due to heavy rain.

The downpour has been constant since before 6am, leaving country roads such as the Alkham Valley a difficulty to drive through.

Allenby Avenue was closed because of a big puddle in the middle of the road. Workers from Kent Highway Services attended and unblocked the road, reopening it at 10am.

 

The Met Office issued a weather warning for rain at about 7am and the deluge is not expected to ease until 3pm.

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  September 22 2015 10:16 AM Extreme Weather United Kingdom England, [Essex-wide] Damage level Details

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Extreme Weather in United Kingdom on Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 at 10:16 (10:16 AM) UTC.

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The Met Office issued the warning for 7am until 3pm today due to heavy rain. A spokesman for the Essex Weather Centre said: “Heavy and occasionally thundery showers may become slow-moving in parts of south east England this morning. “This is most likely across Essex and Kent and may result in longer periods of heavy rain with potential for some flooding. “The showers will slowly move away southeast into the Channel this afternoon.” Up to 20mm an hour is possible with about 50mm in places. Drivers are urged to take extra care due to surface waters. However there have already been several problems on the roads. A collision involving a broken down vehicle on the A120 near the Ardleigh Crown caused tailbacks to Frating. The crash took place just before 9am and took an hour to clear. There have also been incidents on the A12 and Maldon Road, Colchester, with slow moving traffic on major routes across Essex. A yellow, or severe, warning means be aware, severe weather is likely and think ahead as plans are likely to be disrupted.

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Extreme Weather in New Zealand on Monday, 21 September, 2015 at 02:51 (02:51 AM) UTC.

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Civil Defence said surface flooding had been reported across wide areas of the Gisborne region, with trees down in many places. “Motorists are advised to take extra care on the roads around the district today as rain continues to fall and rivers north and west of Gisborne city rise,” Gisborne Civil Defence said. State Highway 35 had been closed around the East Cape between Waihau Bay and Tolaga Bay. “This morning, a car was overcome by floodwaters at Rototahi south of Tolaga Bay and a bus, with no children on board, was stuck at the top of the Waimata Valley.” Civil Defence said no more information was available about either incident. Areas north of Gisborne had received more rain than forecast, with around 140mm falling in 24 hours. There are concerns the rising Kankanaia River could cause the closure of SH2 – the inland route between Gisborne and Opotiki – at Waipaoa, northwest of Gisborne. Civil Defence said surface flooding had been reported across wide areas of the Gisborne region, with trees down in many places. “Motorists are advised to take extra care on the roads around the district today as rain continues to fall and rivers north and west of Gisborne city rise,” Gisborne Civil Defence said. State Highway 35 had been closed around the East Cape between Waihau Bay and Tolaga Bay. “This morning, a car was overcome by floodwaters at Rototahi south of Tolaga Bay and a bus, with no children on board, was stuck at the top of the Waimata Valley.” Civil Defence said no more information was available about either incident. Areas north of Gisborne had received more rain than forecast, with around 140mm falling in 24 hours. There are concerns the rising Kankanaia River could cause the closure of SH2 – the inland route between Gisborne and Opotiki – at Waipaoa, northwest of Gisborne.

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Rain closes roads and damages crops around Gisborne

Thursday 14 Oct 2010 8:50 a.m.

Trucks cross a flooded Tauwhareparae Road after torrential rain across the Poverty Bay area (NZPA)Trucks cross a flooded Tauwhareparae Road after torrential rain across the Poverty Bay area (NZPA)

Extensive flooding up to 1m deep in the Gisborne region will likely cause headaches for horticulturists and grapegrowers, after the onslaught of heavy rain continued overnight.

Heavy downpours yesterday prompted the evacuation of a handful of households, forced the closure of rural schools and left dozens of homes without power.

A large number of roads in the region remain closed today due to surface flooding and slips.

Gisborne Civil Defence Controller Jon Davies said although the rain had eased and moved south, rivers remained high and would take some time to fall.

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Storms take down a tree in Bohners Lake

 

Storms take down a tree in Bohners Lake

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Flash Flood USA State of Wisconsin, Waukesha Damage level Details

 

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Flash Flood in USA on Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 at 03:22 (03:22 AM) UTC.

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It was raining so hard at some points Monday night that traffic was forced to slow down considerably on I-94 and other highways in Waukesha County. While there have been a few breaks in the rain throughout the evening, the heavy downpours did cause flash street flooding in the city of Waukesha along with high winds and lightning. “It’s been pretty crazy,” resident Jennifer Michaels told CBS 58 News. “Just the rain and everything and all the thunder and the flash flooding. Kind of concerned me a little bit. Luckily we don’t have any water in our basement, yet.” Residents say parts of the Fox River is over its banks near Moreland and Madison Streets near downtown Waukesha and some backyard flooding .

 

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Flash floods from heavy rain

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:30 a.m. CDT
Heavy rain between Clintonville and Marion on July 25, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11/Wayne Gauger)
Heavy rain between Clintonville and Marion on July 25, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11/Wayne Gauger)

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Up to four-inches of rain fell during a series of thunderstorms that lasted for ten hours yesterday in southeast Wisconsin. The National Weather Service reported flash floods in Brookfield and Wauwatosa — and in Waukesha, where the Fox River went over its banks and into some backyards.

Watertown had 60-mile-an-hour winds with numerous trees and power lines down.

Four-inches of rain fell near Fort Atkinson, and Pewaukee had one-and-a-third-inches in just one hour.

Racine had baseball-sized hail, and Beloit had tennis-ball-sized hail. A house in North Prairie was struck by lightning.

 

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More sinkholes open up in Britain

Several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in February 2014. Photo / National Corvette Museum/AP

Several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in February 2014. Photo / National Corvette Museum/AP

A spate of sinkholes have opened up across the country as floodwater dissolves the underlying rock, while a “second wave” is likely to appear in the coming weeks as the rain stops and the ground begins to dry, the British Geological Survey warned yesterday.

The number of sinkholes reported has soared to six so far this month – many times more than the one to two that is typical across the whole of a normal year, experts said.

These have generally occurred as soluble rocks such as chalk, limestone and gypsum have been eroded by a sudden infusion of water from the heavy rainstorms which has made existing underground cavities bigger and causing the ground above it to collapse.

Read more:Sinkholes: What are they, how do they form and why are we seeing so many?

A house collapsed in Ripon this week when a sinkhole appeared following the erosion of the underlying gypsum.

This followed a particularly large 20ft deep sinkhole in a Hemel Hempstead garden on Saturday which forced the evacuation of about 20 homes.

“There has been a significant increase in sinkholes over the past few weeks and it’s reasonable to suggest that this is related to the increase in rainfall,” said Dr Vanessa Bank, of the British Geological Survey.

“How long this goes on for very much depends on the weather. But there is likely to be more rainfall and my personal opinion is that we are talking about weeks,” she added.

 

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