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People in the Eden area are able to get financial help if they suffered flood damage during Storm Ciara.
The government is funding a full council tax discount for at least three months, grants for households of £500 and grants of £2,500 for uninsured small businesses, and they will be administered through the district council..
Other parts of the county are likely to miss out on the funding because not enough homes were flooded.
There are various funds available including a £5,000 resilience fund for homes and businesses, tax relief and business rates relief.
To get the funding people will need to go through their local council in Cumbria.
Political reporter, BBC Cumbria
People in Cumbria say they have very little confidence in steps that have been taken to protect their homes from flooding.
Thousands of people were given government grants after Storm Desmond in 2015, to install defences, including special doors.
But some say they've encountered problems, because the defences weren't installed properly.
Pete Savin, from Kendal, says the handle of his flood door snapped off in his hand and had to be replaced.
You just have to put your faith in the people who did the job and just hope that it works. It always leaves you a little bit uneasy, but there's not a lot you can do about it until the worst happens really."
The company responsible for the work, Adler and Allan, says the problems were down to a subcontractor, which has since gone out of business.
An industry code of practice has recently been brought in to improve standards, but the government won't say whether the grants will come back after flooding caused by Storm Ciara.
Storm Dennis is just the latest extreme weather event to hit Wales.
Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria
Local anglers are planning to try to rescue hundreds of fish thought to be trapped on the pitch at Carlisle Cricket Club since it was flooded by Storm Ciara.
Iain Laurie is a haff netter who normally goes after salmon on the Solway, but today he was planning to round up any fish currently on the square next to the River Eden, later this week.
There's definitely fish on the cricket pitch, they've been spotted by myself, by the Environment Agency, and going by the last time when it flooded five years ago there's a good chance there's a few hundred fish in here."