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Storm Arwen: Latest update on damage and power outages across Cumbria

MULTI-AENCY teams and volunteers are continuing door knocking on homes across areas still affected by power outages today.

Teams will be checking on residents’ safety and welfare, providing advice and support if required.

They are especially targeting home visits to people known to agencies as potentially vulnerable or have requested support and are also calling in on around 700 residents living in the Cartmel and High Newton (Grange-over-Sands) areas today.

The work is part of the effort to ensure public safety and will be co-ordinated by local Operational Control Groups working out of Kendal Fire Station and the Ulverston Blue Light Hub.

Alongside this, the British Red Cross and other multi-agency partners are working with Electricity North West to telephone all customers that still are without power.

As of this afternoon around 2,000 homes in Cumbria remain without electricity. Good progress is being made to restore power with teams from Electricity North West working around the clock. It is expected that this number will drop further by the end of the day, but some properties could remain without power until tomorrow evening.

The public are reminded to contact www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it or call 101 if they have concerns about their own safety and well-being, or the safety and well-being of someone they know. If there is an immediate risk to life people should call 999.

Cumbria Police have stepped up their usual patrol response following the storm.

As we approach the weekend, visitors and residents are reminded that many Rights of Way have been affected by damaged trees and this is still being assessed. People are asked to take extra care around trees and comply with route guidance and local signage.

If anyone sees any electricity lines down, please stay well away and call Electricity North West immediately on 105.

Grizedale Forest is closed until further notice due to significant damage from Storm Arwen and people are asked not to travel there.

Welfare facilities and food vans will be available in the following locations today:

- AMBLESIDE: Located at Ambleside Waterhead car park, Borrons Road, Waterhead, LA22 0ESSuperior Catering - available from 12.30pm today

- DALTON-IN-FURNESS: located at Dalton Leisure Centre and High Tide Café, Beckside Road, Dalton-in-furness, LA15 8DA - 9.00-5.00 PM for the Café and 07.30-8.00pm for the Leisure Centre to shower and charge phones

- GRANGE-OVER-SANDS: Cartmel Food Shed, The Causeway, Cartmel, Grange-over-sands LA11 6PW Open until 3pm

- GRIZEBECK: A mobile food van will be in the area this afternoon. Please contact Electricity North West on social media if you're nearby and they arrange for the van to visit you from 12.30pm today

- KENDAL: Kendal Fire Station, Busher Walk, Kendal LA9 4RH – from 11.30am

- ULVERSTON: Blue Light Hub, Beehive Business Park, Thomas Way, Ulverston LA12 7NJ – from 12.30pm

- WINDERMERE: Sugar and Spice 11, Main Road, Windermere, LA23 1DX from 9.30am – 4.00pm

- WINDERMERE: SLDC Car Park Broad Street Windermere LA23 2AB from 4pm – 8pm

- CONISTON: Coniston Sports and Social Centre, Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston LA21 8AL Southwards Farm Shop - Open 8am until 8pm