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Military may help flood-hit Somerset

Army help for flood-hit Somerset is being discussed, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said.

A significant number of properties are at risk of flooding this weekend because of more bad weather and high tides.

Villages such as Muchelney have been cut off for almost a month and about 11,500 hectares (28,420 acres) of the Somerset Levels are flooded by about 65 million cubic metres of water.

The prime minister also announced that rivers in Somerset would be dredged as soon as water levels dropped.

James Landale reports.

  • 29 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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