Fri, November 27, 2009
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Flood warning degrades in Cumbria, Britain

2009-11-27 01:15:22 GMT2009-11-27 09:15:22 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A bridge destroyed by flood is seen in Cockermouth, northwest England, Nov. 26, 2009. The British Environment Agency has announced that only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria, a week after unprecedented rainfall prompted some of the country's worst ever flooding, while Cumbria County Council has said that 21 road bridges are still closed. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

Local resident Ruth Greenhalgh's house is in a mess after a flood in Cockermouth, northwest England, Nov. 26, 2009. The British Environment Agency has announced that only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria, a week after unprecedented rainfall prompted some of the country's worst ever flooding, while Cumbria County Council has said that 21 road bridges are still closed. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

People push a car that has been flooded in Cockermouth, northwest England, Nov. 26, 2009. The British Environment Agency has announced that only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria, a week after unprecedented rainfall prompted some of the country's worst ever flooding, while Cumbria County Council has said that 21 road bridges are still closed. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

A man carries books dipped in flood from a bookstore in Cockermouth, northwest England, Nov. 26, 2009. The British Environment Agency has announced that only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria, a week after unprecedented rainfall prompted some of the country's worst ever flooding, while Cumbria County Council has said that 21 road bridges are still closed. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

A worker repairs a cloaca in Cockermouth, northwest England, Nov. 26, 2009. The British Environment Agency has announced that only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria, a week after unprecedented rainfall prompted some of the country's worst ever flooding, while Cumbria County Council has said that 21 road bridges are still closed. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

CUMBRIA, Britain, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- There is only one flood warning remains in force in Cumbria on Thursday, which was badly damaged by the record flood last week.

The Environment Agency in Britain said the warning remained in force in Keswick, with two further flood alerts at Seathwaite and Crosby-on-Eden.

An official said weather conditions will improve in the weekend. Friday and Saturday will have some showers, but the weekend will largely remain dry.

Twenty-one road bridges remained closed in Cumbria, and three of them collapsed during the downpour.

Cumbria is one of Britain's most popular tourist destinations and tourism is one of the county's biggest industries, bringing in over 15.3 million tourists and over 1.1 billion pounds last year. But now, thousands of visitors wondered whether to visit there during this festive season.

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