Storm Frank: Flood warnings remain in wake of storm
31 December 2015
From the section UK
Media captionFootage showed a mobile home smashing into a bridge on the River Dee in Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Dozens of UK flood warnings remain in place after Storm Frank hit Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
Scotland bore the brunt of Wednesday’s bad weather, with many homes evacuated and others left without power.
Fears of further flooding remain despite forecasters saying fresh rainfall is unlikely to have a major impact and heavy rain would be brief.
Meanwhile, officials defended their response after Labour said new water pumps were not sent to flood-hit areas.
Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would meet Environment Agency (EA) officials on Thursday, adding: “I will raise with them why they have failed to deploy these brand new pumps that look as if they could have helped significantly in alleviating some of the worst impacts of the floods in the north of England.”
But the EA said one of the pumps had been deployed to assist the clean up in Cumbria earlier this month.
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Source:: BBC UK