'A whole lot of sludge... It's devastating'
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Cumbria floods: Video diary from Cockermouth

Engineers are continuing to reconnect homes left without power in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Thousands of people have left flooded houses and more rain is expected this week across the north of the UK.

Helen Williamson and her family live in Cockermouth in Cumbria which has been flooded three times in the last 10 years.

She has kept a video diary for the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

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  • 08 Dec 2015
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