More than 15,000 homes hit by winter floods, says LGA
More than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas were flooded in last winter's storms, a survey has revealed.
The research for the Local Government Association found that councils are still helping flood-hit homes recover.
Cumbria was the worst hit, it said. Calderdale, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, York, Leeds, Northumberland and Kirklees all suffered too.
The control of flood defence funds should be devolved, the LGA said.
The government should also bring in mandatory anti-flood requirements for new homes in building regulations, such as raised electrical sockets and... read more
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