Hundred’s of people have been displaced while Storm Ciara ripped through the county.

Homes and businesses have been submerged as river levels kept rising.

In total more than 70 flood warnings and alerts were issued along with rail and travel disruption.

As Storm Ciara battered the county police were forced to close a number of roads.

Water levels round Warwick Road were on the rise and residents were putting flood defences on their properties in preparation for the worst

Areas across Cumbria experienced heavy rainfall Superintendent Carl Patrick, Cumbria Constabulary, said: “Agencies across the county are working hard, including many working throughout the night in order to limit the effect of this heavy rainfall.

“Drivers, as always, are asked to make sure their cars are ready and legal to drive in these treacherous conditions being experienced today. Please forward plan any journey, affording extra time to deal with slower travel times and the additional hazards of wind and surface water which are present. All motorists are asked to drive in accordance with the conditions and take extra care for their own safety.”

Police are working with partner agencies including the Environment Agency, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and Cumbria Highways to ensure the safety of motorists and residents in affected areas.

Rail disruption was at a high with Northern cancelling all trains.

Air travel from Carlisle Lake District Airport were cancelled to Dublin.

Shap and Morland were heavily impacted by the rain and emergency services were call to a number of rescues including a stranded farmer and his dog.

The crews from Lazonby helped the man after he was cut off from dry land as a result of the rising water. and Penrith crews then rescued his dog.

Thousands of homes were without power while the water levels increase.

Highs winds and rain hit the region on Saturday night and Sunday caused damage to the overhead electricity network. Almost 3,000 properties lost power, as repairs were made further damage and power cuts in other areas were expected.

On Saturday night and early hours of Sunday wind speeds topped 55mph along with prolonged spells of heavy rain.

Sam Loukes, incident manager at Electricity North West said: “Overnight was very wet and windy and a number of trees have fallen due to the weather.

“Our electricity network withstood the conditions remarkably well and we were extremely well prepared to deal with the faults that did occur.”

A weather warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office for Cumbria.

The yellow warning - the lowest level of all warnings - will come into force at 3pm tomorrow until midnight.

A spokesman said:”Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and probably some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

“Showers will turn increasingly to snow later on Monday, becoming frequent and heavy at times and lasting through Tuesday.

“The snow showers will occur particularly over high ground giving locally one-three cm above around 150 metres and three-eight cm above 300 metres.

“Snow will gradually build, perhaps leading to accumulation of 10-15 cm on the highest routes.

“Any snow accumulations over low ground are likely to be temporary. Icy surfaces are likely to cause problems, especially overnight.

“Strong winds will be an additional hazard with gusts of 50-60 mph at times leading to drifting of snow over high ground.”