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Minister pledges more cash for flood-hit Cumbrian homes

An extra £330,000 is to be used to help protect homes in Cumbria from flooding.

Floods Minister Huw Irranca-Davies made the announcement during a visit to flood-hit areas of the county.

The cash will help pay for practical household measures such as better drainage, flood gates, storm porches and installing higher power sockets.

Many parts of the county, including Cockermouth, Workington and Keswick, suffered extensive damage during flooding last November.

The government has also promised an extra £250,000 to help restore public rights of way in the Lake District National Park, many of which were badly damaged during the floods.

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