Flood alert issued

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent.

River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from today 19/02/21 and over the weekend. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Buttermere, Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Branthwaite, Bridgefoot, Camerton, Barepot and Workington areas.

High river levels are possible on the River Cocker, Whit Beck, River Derwent, River Marron, Lostrigg Beck and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 36 hours. The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/011WAFCD

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

For the River Derwent levels click on this link: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/5181

For the River Cocker: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/5128

The Met Office forecast: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gctwgrhe8#?date=2021-02-19

We will of course let you know if anything worsens and we will be checking the river levels ourselves

Thank you

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