A punishing storm hit the United Kingdom this weekend, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and flooding parts of northern England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Storm Desmond dropped a total of 262.6 mm (10.3 inches) of rain in Cumbria county, in northwest England, from Friday through Sunday. Floods minister Rory Stewart told the BBC that Desmond had “broken all the UK rainfall records.”
The rainfall from Storm Desmond is over for the UK. But more rain expected mid-week could complicate clean-up efforts.
Rescue workers pull a boat full of residents in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Rescue workers in Carlisle.
A man wades through the water in Carlisle.