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Floods in north-west England prompt criticism over missing defences

23.11.2017
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Cumbria MP says government is dragging its feet, as torrential rain causes flooding in area hit by Storm Desmond in 2015Torrential rain has forced dozens of families from their homes and caused disruption across the north-west of England, prompting a local MP to accuse the government of dragging its feet over ?25m of flood defences promised two years ago.Lancaster and the nearby village of Galgate were the worst-affected areas, with 70 people rescued by firefighters and 27 people evacuated from their homes as rivers burst their banks and drains overflowed. Emergency services said they received 500 flood-related calls and attended 100 incidents in Lancashire overnight. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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