|Flood||United Kingdom||[Cumbria Region] Glenridding, England|
|Date/Time||December 11 2015 04:38 AM (UTC)|
|Last update||December 11 2015 04:42 AM (UTC)|
|Cause of event|
|County / State||England|
|Coordinate||54° 32.690,2° 56.986|
Storm Desmond claims its THIRD victim: Pensioner, 70, hit by sign blown over in high winds dies in hospital – as new aerial pictures show the awesome scale of the floods that have hit Cumbria
- Pensioner, 70, has become the third person to die from Storm Desmond after he was hit by a falling sign in Berwick
- Residents of Cumbrian village Glenridding are facing further torment after flooding hit the region for a second time
- As homeowners began huge clean-up operation from weekend’s floods, nearby River Beck broke its banks again
- Police warning residents to stay indoors amid fears floods could ‘endanger lives’ and homes remain without power
- The Met Office has also issued a weather warning about the risk of snow in parts of northern England on Saturday
- George Osborne has announced additional £51million to support households and businesses affected by flooding
- The Mail has launched an appeal to help those affected by the floods. See the information below on how to donate
A 70-year-old man has become the third person to die because of Storm Desmond after he suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a falling sign which was blown over in high winds.
The pensioner was struck by the sign as he walked along a street in Berwick, Northumberland, as more than 13.5 inches of rain lashed the region on Saturday – bringing widespread flooding which has devastated entire communities.
He was taken to hospital but police today confirmed he died from his injuries last night, making him the third person to be killed as a result of the storm.
It comes after Ernie Crouch, 90, died when he was blown into the side of a moving bus by strong winds near Finchley Central Tube station in London on Saturday, and the body of a 78-year-old man was recovered after he fell into fast-flowing floodwater in the swollen River Kent in Kendal, .
Meanwhile, incredible aerial photographs taken today show the vast extent of the flooding which forced thousands of people out of their homes and left a wake of deluge and devastation.
The images show how much of Carlisle remains besieged by floodwater more than five days on from the record rainfalls which saw the worst flooding across the region in decades.
Incredible aerial photographs taken today show the vast extent of the flooding which forced thousands of people out of their homes in Carlisle and left a wake of devastation after Storm Desmond brought record amount of rainfalls including 13.5 inches in just 24 hours
These aerial photos show how Carlisle United Football Club’s ground has finally dried out after being besieged by waist-high floodwater