Gallery: Grocers hit by flash floods during Storm Desmond

Flooding forced customers to be evacuated from this Sainsbury's store in Cumbria.

Source: @bahginz on Twitter

Several supermarkets in and around Cumbria have been forced to close in the wake of Storm Desmond after flash floods battered the region.

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