LiveSOMERSET FLOODS: Military support called in, police confirm (Thu, Feb 6)

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Summary

  • Stoke St Gregory and North Curry schools closed today.
  • No trains running between Taunton and Penzance.
  • Severe flood warnings still in place.
  • More rain forecast for the weekend.
  • Eric Pickles MP announces £130m for emergency repairs.
  • Lord Smith expected to visit Somerset Levels on Friday.
  • Royal Marines called in

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11:43am Thu 6 Feb 14

InsiderintheEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing the failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing the failings for much longer. InsiderintheEA
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12:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

wivey says...

InsiderintheEA wrote:
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe

environmentagency.co

.uk - others have been exposing the failings for much longer.
Inside DEFRA would be more useful - they're the ones who make decisions, the EA just carries out the orders. The way that Pickles earlier today side-stepped all questions about why the Government had stopped implementing the recommendations in the Pitt review (made after the 2007 floods) suggests that it is DEFRA that is to blame for inaction, not the EA.
[quote][p][bold]InsiderintheEA[/bold] wrote: Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing the failings for much longer.[/p][/quote]Inside DEFRA would be more useful - they're the ones who make decisions, the EA just carries out the orders. The way that Pickles earlier today side-stepped all questions about why the Government had stopped implementing the recommendations in the Pitt review (made after the 2007 floods) suggests that it is DEFRA that is to blame for inaction, not the EA. wivey
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Mon 10 Feb 14

the voice of common sense says...

A total of £344million will be spent by the Government on flood defences this year. For a breakdown, click here.

And not a penny of it is destined for the somerset levels.

The E.A. are taking the proverbial
A total of £344million will be spent by the Government on flood defences this year. For a breakdown, click here. And not a penny of it is destined for the somerset levels. The E.A. are taking the proverbial the voice of common sense
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