Responding to extreme flooding events

Carlisle St Aidans (Diocese of Carlisle) suffered from significant flooding caused by heavy rainfall from Storm Desmond in 2015. Although river flood defences had been installed after events in 2005, they were inadequate against the heavy rain. This case study highlights features and contents of the church that were particularly vulnerable to the flooding and the steps that have been taken to mitigate future risk. 

Residents are evacuated on a small boat