Flooding in Lancaster
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Flood-hit Lancaster residents find refuge in sports centre

People in Lancaster found refuge at a sports complex after flooding the city cut power to 55,000 homes.

Floodwater breached defences at Lancaster's main substation on Saturday night - all but 300 homes have now had their power restored.

One man who went to the sports centre said it was "handy and very nice", while a woman said her neighbours had "brought me down here for a nice warm drink and something to eat".

BBC North West Tonight's Dave Guest reports.

  • 07 Dec 2015
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