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Where did Storm Desmond hit in the UK?

Where did Storm Desmond hit in the UK?

Storm Desmond led to thousands of homes and businesses being flooded. The storm saw more than 341mm (13ins) of rain fall in parts of Cumbria in just 24 hours and left an insurance bill of more than £1.3bn.

What areas were affected by Storm Desmond?

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Desmond on 5 December 2015
Casualties 3
Damage ≥ £870 million (≥ €970 million) (2015)
Power outages 46,300
Areas affected Ireland, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

How was the NHS affected by Storm Desmond?

About 40 schools in Cumbria were closed and appointments and routine business across NHS hospitals were cancelled; A train en route to Glasgow has been left stranded at Carlisle station overnight, with passengers having to sleep onboard.

What were the immediate responses to Storm Desmond?

The main responses by the general public were by helping each other out and giving money. However, one important response was the criticism of the Government. Their £4.4 million project on flood defences from 2005 clearly wasn’t enough, as plenty of water continued to seep in.

How much damage did Storm Desmond cause in Cumbria?

Storm Desmond caused an estimated £500m of damage across Cumbria – almost double the cost of the floods that hit parts of the county six years ago.

Where did Storm Desmond hit on 5 December?

Met Éireann issued a status red rainfall warning for areas of Connacht, as well as counties Donegal, Clare and Kerry, with Clare County Council issuing a flood warning. On 5 December, the Met Office issued a red severe weather warning for rain in Cumbria, with 150 mm (5.9 in) to 200 mm (7.9 in) expected in some places.

Where did people lose power during Storm Desmond?

Many houses in Carlisle were flooded, and tens of thousands of properties in Lancaster lost power when a sub-station was flooded. About 5,200 homes were flooded in Lancashire and Cumbria and approximately 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders as a result of the River Teviot flooding.

Where was the amber warning issued for Storm Desmond?

Yellow warnings had also been given for rain in Northern Ireland, the north of Wales and central Scotland. An amber warning for rain was issued in parts of central and southern Scotland, Tayside and Fife; forecasting up to 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain on high ground over a 30-hour period.