Storms Desmond and Eva flooded 16,000 homes in England
5 January 2016
From the section UK
The Army was called in to help with efforts to protect homes against floods in some parts of the UK, including here in Carlisle
About 16,000 houses in England were flooded during the wettest December in a century, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has told MPs.
Defending the government’s response to the crisis, she said flood defences had protected more than 20,000 homes.
Financial aid was provided in “record time”, and there are plans to further improve flood defences, Ms Truss added.
But Labour accused ministers of not spending enough on defences, calling measures …read more
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