Floods: Environment Minister Owen Paterson orders action plan

Written by | January 27, 2014 | 0

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has been confronted by angry residents in an area badly hit by flooding.

Farmers and MPs in the Somerset Levels have accused the government and the Environment Agency of failing to take action by dredging the rivers.

The agency has said increased dredging would not have prevented recent flooding.

Mr Paterson promised an action plan would be drawn up to provide a long-term solution.

The Environment Agency currently has 14 flood warnings in place, 10 of which are in south-west England, where more rain is forecast over the coming days.

 

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