Keswick Floods November 2009

Keswick Launch pictured here, an area usually full of tourists awaiting their trip on Derwent Water. All boat landings are completely covered with the high flood water.

Derwentwater in FloodKeswick Floods

Just been evacuated from home today due to the constant rain we have been having here in Keswick.
As I am writing this new post (6pm) the rain is still coming down hard and there is talk of Thirlmere Dam being opened as well as high tides.
At the moment, all main roads are closed which lead into Keswick town. The fire brigade and emergency services are still on the go and travelling as far as Bootle to help this disaster zone out.
This has been declared a major incident and is much worse compared to the Keswick 2005 floods.

Just seen footage of Cockermouth main street totally underwater, Looks like it’s just going to get worse.