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Summary

  1. Dozens of severe flood warnings in place, meaning potential risk to lives
  2. Pooley Bridge collapses
  3. Major disruption on roads and railways and properties without power
  4. Health trusts declare major incident
  5. Updates on Sunday 6 December

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  1. Flooding in Lakeside, Windermere

    Mick Callaghan emailed this picture and said: "The boat is in the Lake and the car is in the car park, Lakeside, Windermere." 

    Flooded car park, Lakeside, Windermere

    He also sent this picture of the Lakeside Hotel, nearby.

    Lakeside Hotel
  2. Hospitals cancel all outpatient appointments

    All routine outpatient appointments and most non-urgent elective operations scheduled to take place at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital on Monday have been cancelled. 

    Only urgent operations will be carried out at the hospital, the trust said.

  3. United Utilities investigate Lancaster supply issue

    United Utilities tells its customers it is investigating an apparent fault in the LA2 postcode area of Lancaster.

    The customers affected have reported no water or poor pressure.

  4. The view from Lancashire

    Ian Haslam

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    I've been in Lancaster to the sub-station where they had hoped to prevent what has been called once-in-a-century flooding.

    Shopkeeper in floods

    A shopkeeper remained open by candlelight, as he was without electricity.

  5. Three bridges 'washed away' by floods

    Cumbria Police have confirmed three bridges in the county have been "washed away" by the floods.

    A bridge near Braithwaite, Fitz Footbridge in Keswick, and Pooley Bridge in the Eden District have collapsed.  

    More remain closed or damaged and police are reminding motorists and pedestrians to avoid bridges submerged by water until they have been checked.  

  6. 'Amazing' response to flooding fundraising page

    Steven Bell

    BBC Cumbria reporter

    There has been an amazing response to a fundraising page set up to help those affected by the flooding in Cumbria. 

    Flood fundraising page

    It is already soaring towards the £100,000 mark.

  7. The risks of driving through floodwater

    The Environment Agency warns drivers to take care in floodwater as just 2ft of water "will float your car."

  8. Army help Carlisle rescue

    The Army deployed personnel from Weeton Barracks, near Preston, to help the flood rescue effort.

    Army staff in Cumbria

    An elderly woman was carried to safety by soldiers and a crew from the RNLI.

    Army and RNLI rescue
  9. Liberal Democrat leader on the floods

    Yunus Mulla

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    I've been to Kendal to look at the extent of the flooding and speak to people who have been affected by the damage to their homes.

    Tim Fallon

    Mr Fallon told me he had asked the government to provide councils with money to help people "who are in dire straits to get the basic equipment to be able to live their lives".

    Kendal floods
  10. Coastguard helicopter joins rescue

    Coastguard helicopters from Caernarfon and Humberside operated all day and winched a disabled man from a flooded house on the outskirts of Carlisle.

    They also attended an incident in Kendal where a member of the public was trapped under a bridge.  

  11. Flood defences 'not good enough' - Workington MP

    Quote Message: We were told these defences were fit for 1,000 years and they've lasted for six. It's just not good enough. We've got to look and see what's gone wrong, and why the flood defences haven't held." from Sue Hayman Workington MP
    Sue HaymanWorkington MP
  12. Army involved in Cumbria flood rescue

    The Army has been helping to rescue householders - and their pets - from the floods in Cumbria.

    Chihuahua and man rescued from floods

    Members of the 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, based in Weeton Barracks near Preston, have been deployed.

    Army rescue
  13. 'Extremely difficult' conditions for NHS

    Dr Craig Melrose, medical director for NHS England North, described the widespread flooding in Cumbria as "extremely difficult."

    "We've been really grateful for all the staff who have come in and volunteered to do extra shifts and have made their way to work despite the floods," he said. 

    "That's definitely made a big difference to services they've been able to deliver to patients," he added.

    "As it stands we've got problems in all of the hospitals in the area. The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the RLI (Royal Lancaster Infirmary) in Lancaster are running on generators."