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    UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that even at Christmas British Armed Forces personnel are deployed in order to rescue people.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — British Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to the English county of Cumbria to rescue people whose homes have been flooded, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Friday.

    Earlier this month, Storm Desmond brought record amounts of rain to Cumbria, resulting in several bouts of flooding in the region.

    "Even at Christmas our Armed Forces are keeping us safe. Once again they are responding to the Cumbrian floods with a commitment that can only be applauded," Fallon was quoted as saying by The Telegraph newspaper.

    Northern England is currently preparing for Storm Eva to hit the region.

    Torrential rain and strong winds have caused widespread flooding and power cuts affecting tens of thousands of homes.

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