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Residents head home as floods begin to recede

Residents of flood-ravaged Carlisle were returning to their homes today after heavy rain brought chaos to the region.
Flood waters which had engulfed part of the city had receded by up to three feet overnight, allowing homeowners their first clear view of the devastation.

The weekend's heavy storms led to disruption across the area with emergency services put under strain attempting to rescue stranded locals.

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