Over 15,000 homes and businesses hit by winter floods
Councils are still helping flood-hit homes recover from the disruption caused last winter as storms Desmond, Eva and Frank swept across the country, the Local Government Association (LGA) said.
Ahead of this winter, town halls are encouraging people to be prepared for future flooding, by taking steps such as checking if they are at risk of flooding, signing up to free warnings and identifying what to take with them if they need to evacuate.
A snapshot survey by the LGA found that 15,237 homes and businesses were flooded in just eight areas.
Cumbria saw 6,568 homes and 897 businesses... read more
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