Storm Desmond brought about 13.4 inches (340 millimeters) of rain in 24 hours to Cumbria's mountainous Honister area and affected most parts of Scotland, North Wales and northern England over the weekend.
. A local resident carries a bag as he wades through flood water on a residential street in Carlisle on Dec.6.
. A resident carries a dog along a flooded street in Carlisle on Dec. 6.
British police have declared a major incident in northern England after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes.
. Rescue workers transport local residents to safety from a residential street in Carlisle on Dec. 6.
The severe weather prompted the U.K. Met Office to issue the first red "take action" warning since Feb. 12, 2014.
. A member of the British army helps a woman carry belongings through a flooded street in Carlisle on Dec. 6.
. Residents are being rescued by emergency service members.
. A man pours a bucket of water from a flooded property in Carlisle on Dec. 6.
. A worker clears away silt on the main street in Cockermouth, northern England on Dec. 7, following heavy flooding in the town. One death was reported in London after a man was blown into the path of a bus, according to the police.
. Residents assist in the cleanup at a pharmacy in Cockermouth on Dec. 7. Thousands of homes and business were affected by the heavy rains and strong winds that battered Britain over the weekend.
. Residents clear silt from a house in Cockermouth on Dec. 7. British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to visit the flooded areas.