Alleredale Council have the following reception centres for those who have been evacuated due to the floods on 5 December 2015:
Cockermouth – ECO Centre, Cockermouth School, Castlegate Drive, Cockermouth. Still open on Sunday evening.Now closed Keswick – St Herbert’s School, Trinity Way, KeswickClosed on Sunday evening.
You can call Alleredale Council on 01900 702 702 for advice on housing, reception centres, environmental health and general enquiries.
Following consultation with the rescue teams Cumbria Police issued the following advice for Cockermouth on Sunday afternoon:
Water still remains covering Cockermouth Main Street and the streets towards the river Derwent. There is water over the Derwent Side Gardens, Wakefield Road and Gote Road areas. The water is anything from several inches to several feet deep. The area of St Leonard’s Lane is particularly affected.
Whilst in places the water isn’t particularly deep, the water within the whole of the flooded area is flowing very fast. As such there is a significant risk of people being swept off their feet even in water that is not very deep.
Both the police and the rescue services are aware that some residents still remain within the flooded areas. They are also aware that business and home owners who have previously left the area are keen to check on their property.
Inspector Craig Lory said:
“The advice is not to return to the flooded areas at this stage.
“For residents still in their houses, in flooded areas, you are asked to remain in your houses and not to venture into the floods.
“The rescue services are able to get to everyone if needs be. But if there is an emergency or a need to be evacuated can residents call the emergency services in the first instance, or draw attention to themselves from within their houses, by shouting from windows, only venturing into places that are clearly safe.”