Lincolnshire emergency staff caught up in Cumbria floods

Flood warnings have been issued today by The Environment Agency.
Flood warnings have been issued today by The Environment Agency.

Crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been sent to assist with the flood response in Cumbria today, with a third on the way - while the police chief found himself in the middle of events last night.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue this morning tweeted they had sent two water rescue teams to Cumbria to assist with the flooding - with Gainsborough tweeting that they were one of the crews.

They have also sent Flood Tac Adviser Dave Gilbert.

Meanwhile, what looks like a weekend away for Neil Rhodes has landed him right in the middle of events.

He Tweeted out: “Weekend in Cumbria. Just got in at 0130 spent night bailing out a neighbour. Thinking of those in Appleby, Keswick and Cockermouth.”

A major incident has been declared in Cumbria due to the flooding and more than 150 flood warnings have gone out due to Storm Desmond.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and more than 60,000 houses have been left without power.

One man has already died due to the weather.

More details as we recieve them.

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