Survey asks about flooding impact in Cumbria

People in Cumbria affected by the latest flooding are being asked to tell of the impact it had on them.

The Environment Agency is sending out letters to people living in communities where the flooding hit in November.

The Agency said it wanted to hear from people to improve its understanding of what it means for people to have their home or business flooded.

It said it would use the information to encourage others to prepare for flooding.

Area flood and coastal risk manager Glyn Vaughan said: "We are working hard to reduce the impacts of future flooding in Cumbria and whilst we have been busy with physical repair and construction works over the last ten months, we are also taking the time to listen to local people.

"This is just as important as it helps us to improve our understanding of what it actually means to have your own home or business flooded and what can be done to reduce the devastation flooding can cause."

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