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Cumbrian Floods 2009

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BBC Radio Cumbria reporters were at the heart of the action as the water levels rose throughout Cumbria.

Since the devastating floods across the county, we have continued to bring the latest information and speak to people at the heart of local events.

On Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 November the Mike Parr Breakfast Show broadcast live from two of the worst hit communities.

Listen here to both programmes edited down to a digest of key information.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Mike Parr in Seaton

On Monday, 23 November 2009 The Mike Parr Breakfast Show was broadcast live from Cockermouth.

Water levels reached 2.5m (8ft 2in) at their peak and more than 200 people were rescued by emergency services - 50 by RAF helicopters.

The Environment Agency said the scale of the flooding was "unprecedented" and the Met Office said rainfall in some parts of the county had been some of the heaviest on record.

After the floods, the town centre was left devastated by the flood water.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Mike Parr talks to MP Tony Cunningham

On Tuesday, 24 November 2009 The Mike Parr Breakfast Show was broadcast live from Seaton, near Workington.

The closure of Calva Bridge in Workington, which has been condemned to demolition, means people face a lengthy detour to get to the other side of the town.

If the bridge collapses, the local authority has said some 11,000 homes north of the river will lose their telephone connections.

The rail bridge remains intact and Network Rail has said it will build a temporary station on the north side of the River Derwent.

The two-platform station, linked by a footbridge, should be ready by the weekend.

The Highways Agency said it did not expect temporary bridges to be in place before Christmas but Cumbria County Council said it might be able to construct a temporary single-carriageway bridge in Workington before then.


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