Diary: 18-20 Nov – First Anniversary of Cumbria Floods

Heavy and persistent rain caused widespread flooding in Cumbria, an in particular in the town of Cockermouth where during the night of 19–20 November 2009 over 200 people in Cockermouth were rescued from their homes by the emergency services.

One year on, we take a look at how the extensive flooding in Cumbria  (case study) was made easier to deal with because of the warnings from the joint Met Office and Environment Agency Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC), and how developments in weather forecasting technology are helping us provide earlier warning of such extreme weather.
 
 
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