Flooded street in Somerset
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UK floods: Ministers meet insurance bosses

19 February 2014 Last updated at 00:19 GMT

Ministers have met leaders of the insurance industry in Downing Street to explain what they are doing to help victims of flooding across England and Wales.

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the industry to deal with flood claims as quickly as possible.

Thousands of properties have been flooded in the UK since the severe weather began, with the cost to insurers expected to amount to more than £1bn.

Jon Kay reports from the Somerset Levels.