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Slow response to flood threat denied by Environment Agency

Clean-up operations are under way after heavy rain caused flooding in towns and villages across northern England, forcing many people out of their homes.

Up to 500 properties were flooded in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, after a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours.

Alex Ross, a spokesman for the Environment Agency, denied the official response to the flood threat had been slow.

  • 23 Jun 2012
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