UK floods 2014: government response.

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Latest information are below. A recap and a brief from the Government.

UK floods – help for communities

England is heading for its wettest winter for 250 years. This is affecting many parts of England with widespread flooding.

Government departments, local authorities and agencies are working together to do everything they can to help communities affected by flooding.

David Cameron on Chesil Beach, Dorset 

On Wednesday, David Cameron announced a comprehensive package of measures to help families, businesses and farmers hit by the floods. The measures include:

The Prime Minister said:

“People need to be reassured that we will do whatever it takes to help people during this very difficult time. Of course I am very sorry for any way that people have suffered. What we have tried to do is stand up the emergency response arrangements as quickly as we could.”

For latest news of the government response to the severe weather and floods see: UK floods 2014: government response

Flood defences

Last week, the government announced an additional £130 million for critical flood defences.

Over the course of this Parliament the government will spend £3.1 billion, more money than ever before, on protecting people from flooding.

This investment is part of the government’s long-term flood defence spending programme to protect communities and deliver vital infrastructure projects. This will ensure 165,000 homes are better protected by 2015 – 20,000 more than the original target.

Be prepared

During this period of unsettled weather, we advise you to stay up to date with the latest National Severe Weather Warnings.

  • On Twitter – follow the Environment Agency @envagency for latest news and information on the flood risks
  • On Facebook – register your postcode at FloodAlerts to get flood warnings in England and Wales

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