Flooding at Kendal Lads & Girls Club
The youth centre is currently closed due to damage caused by Storm Desmond which passed over the Lake District creating high winds heavy rain, the flooding of roads and rivers bursting their banks.
The River Kent passes very close to the youth centre and on that Saturday night could not contain all the water pouring down from the hills and fields. The water rushed across the garden and play area causing great destruction through the force and currents. Inside the building the water filled the cellar and raised to about 3 inches across the floor of the whole lower level.
By Monday the water had receded and left a mess in its wake; wet carpets, dirty floors, ruined furniture, complete devastation of everything in the cellar and a damaged roof meant water damped everything in the store rooms.