Dec 7, 2015

Cumbria floods: at least one killed as 45,000 homes remain without power

Lancaster, Lancashire
Morecambe, Lancashire
Carnforth, Carnforth, Lancashire
UK
by
Helen Pidd North and Josh Halliday Rowena Mason
,
The Guardian
Flood water surrounds a damaged road sign as it covers a road at the northern end of Ullswater, near Pooley Bridge. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images
Flood water surrounds a damaged road sign as it covers a road at the northern end of Ullswater, near Pooley Bridge. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

About 42,000 households in Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth in north Lancashire found themselves again with no power on Monday evening, a failure that came hours after Electricity North West said it had restored power in the region. The firm said the power cut was caused by “unforseen damage”...Cumbria police estimated that a total of 4,881 homes were flooded across the county, saying that in the “reasonable worst-case scenario” there could be a total of 6,455 homes affected. Thousands of people remained homeless