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Carlisle players help fight floods

Carlisle United's players are helping fight the floods in Cumbria.

Carlisle have offered their senior and youth squads to help anyone who has fallen victim to flooding in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders in a gesture of support for the local community by the League Two club.

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes with 60,000 left without power as Storm Desmond wreaked havoc across Britain over the weekend.

Flooding was so severe in Cumbria that a major incident had to be declared and the Army were called in to help the police, mountain rescue teams and firefighters reach those who were stranded in their homes, as the water rose to waist-height.

Carlisle was among the worst affected areas – with around 2,000 homes and businesses flooded.

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