Drone footage of flooding in Carlisle UK
Drone footage has emerged which shows the devastating effects of Storm Desmond in Carlisle.
The video shows huge parts of the city underwater, after heavy rain and strong winds swept across Cumbria causing large-scale flooding.
Cumbria Police has declared the flooding a “major incident” as emergency services in the north of England are becoming increasingly stretched.
The Army has also been drafted in to help.
Rescue and evacuation missions, which began on Saturday, continue in areas which have seen more than a month’s rainfall over the last 24 hours.
Over the weekend storm ‘Desmond’ battered the region leaving hundreds of homes inundated and around 55,000 others without power.
Prime Minister David Cameron will chair the meeting later today.(Monday Dec 7)