One FOOT deluge floods The Lakes: Homes and business are left underwater, roads blocked and trains delayed after Cumbria is hit by torrential 33-hour downpour | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

One FOOT deluge floods The Lakes: Homes and business are left underwater, roads blocked and trains delayed after Cumbria is hit by torrential 33-hour downpour

The Lake District was hit by severe flooding today as the region was lashed by 'extreme' downpours with more than a foot of rain falling in just 33 hours - blocking roads, disrupting trains and flooding homes and buildings.

Honister Pass in Cumbria has seen an extraordinary 335mm (13in) of rain fall in just 33 hours - well over a month's worth - after the Met Office warned of life-threatening floods in the region popular with holidaymakers.

Cumbria Police urged everyone in the county - including thousands of families on their half-term break - to only travel if necessary, with some roads having been flooded, including the A591 between Rydal and Grasmere.

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