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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 January, 2005, 15:45 GMT
In pictures: Carlisle floods
An RAF sea rescue helicopter saves someone from the roof of the Civic Building, Carlisle
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Carlisle was hit by floods at the weekend after a month's rain fell in 24 hours. Several people were airlifted from buildings.
The downstairs of a house is filled with dirty, freezing water
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Hundreds spent Saturday night in an evacuation centre. The downstairs of this house in the city centre is filled with dirty, freezing water.
A resident climbs above flood water in Carlisle
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Thousands more left their homes to stay with friends and family. Here, a local resident clambers his way above the flood water on Warwick Road.
This woman decides it's time to leave
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After a night spent in bitter temperatures with no power, this woman decided it was time to leave.
Ian Curry examines the flood damage to his Warwick Road home
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Ian Curry examines the flood damage to the lounge at his Warwick Road home. Insurers say the total bill for Carlisle will run into tens of millions.
After braving it out on Saturday night, some families have decided enough is enough
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Three people have died in the floods and storms. Environment Minister Elliott Morley said the city would receive all the help it needed.
Carlisle was completely cut off today as severe flooding forced the closure of all routes into the city.
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Carlisle was completely cut off today as severe flooding forced the closure of all routes into the city.





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