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December 2015

STORM DESMOND HITS SEDBERGH

  (Images from left to right: Road out of Sedbergh to Kendal, Jon Richardson outside Thornley Studio, Fisherman’s Bridge, remains of Plank Bridge and Plank Bridge) On Saturday 5th December 2015 the Met Office issued Sedbergh with a red weather warning following heavy rainfall and high winds. There was an intense period rainfall of a staggering 5.9in (150mm) over a 30-hour period. This left Sedbergh as an island for nearly 24 hours as all roads in and out of Sedbergh were impassable due to flooding. The streams and rivers became raging torrents and many bridges that have become an integral...
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