Cumbrian towns warned over severe flooding


Two towns in Cumbria have been warned to take immediate action and prepare for flooding as a band of torrential rain sweeps across the UK.

The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings for areas in and around the towns of Egremont and Kendal, on opposite sides of the Lake District.

This is the agency's highest level of alert and indicates a "possible danger to life".

The moves follows the Met Office's amber warning over severe weather for north-west Wales and parts of north-west England as more than a month's rain is expected to fall in these areas from Saturday evening through Sunday.