Storm Desmond hits the Lake District and Lancashire


Storm Desmond hit the Lake District, Cumbria and Lancashire on the weekend of 5th December 2015 with devastating effect. Here are some of the videos and images from social media.

Helicopter footage of Storm Desmond damage

Storm Desmond has caused chaos across northern England and parts of Scotland.Tens of thousands of homes are without power and hundreds of homes have been flooded.This BBC News video of helicopter footage shows some of the damage.

Posted by Newsbeat on Sunday, 6 December 2015


Hope everyone's keeping safe in Cumbria #CumbriaFloods

— Mel Macnab (@melmacnab) December 5, 2015

What a couple of days, everything ruined... At least we are finally safely out, our home however... #CumbriaFloods

— Joey Gregory (@joegregory123) December 7, 2015

Cars abandoned in #CumbriaFloods on A5060 nr Burton-in-Kendal yesterday Are they still there? @BurtonWeb

— Business Coach (@zoepdawes) December 7, 2015

Pictures I took today on the air ambulance above Cumbria @SkyNews #CumbriaFloods

— Fredericka (@bigfreds) December 5, 2015

#CumbriaFloods #StormDesmond Around the Kent in Kendal - worst flooding in all the time I've lived here 30 years

— Mike Butcher (@Kendal_man) December 5, 2015

For essential travel keep up to date w/ #CumbriaRoads at: #CumbriaFloods #BeSafe

— Cumbria Police (@Cumbriapolice) December 7, 2015

Customers restored from our flooded substation, 300 homes still without power due to localised flooding #Lancaster

— ElectricityNorthWest (@ElectricityNW) December 7, 2015

There are various ways to donate to the #CumbriaFloodAppeal, please visit:

— Cumbria Foundation (@cumbriacf) December 10, 2015

Here's a short film about #cumbriafloods and how we're supporting #cumbriaisopen Watch here:

— Lake District (@lakedistrictnpa) December 11, 2015

Useful twitter accounts @CumbriaPolice @CumbriaCC @BBC_Cumbria @EnvAgencyNW @HighwaysNEAST @LancsPolice @BBCLancashire @cumbriacf

Make sure you follow the #cumbriaisopen hashtag to see which businesses are open and support them with your custom

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