Storm Dennis: Absent PM branded a 'disgrace' as government insists flood defences are working The PM is not expected to visit flood-hit areas, while a meeting of the government's COBRA committee has not been called.

The PM is not expected to visit flood-hit areas, while a meeting of the government's COBRA committee has not been called.

Environment Secretary George Eustice has insisted flood defences are working as he defended the prime minister's absence from affected areas.

As Storm Dennis lashed the country with 90mph winds and drenched some places with more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours, major incidents due to flooding were declared in South Wales, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

As of 11am on Monday, more than 500 flood alerts and warnings covered much of England, stretching from...
source: The Sky News

2020-02-17 17:23
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