Boris Johnson urges people in flood-hit areas to heed the advice of the emergency services

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Published on 12 Nov 2019, 18:27
Boris Johnson has urged people in flood-hit areas to heed the advice of the emergency services as he warned there could be more flooding across the country this winter.

The Prime Minister said £2,500 would be made available to businesses affected by flooding, while an additional 100 Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to help the recovery effort.

Severe flooding hit several areas in Yorkshire and the East Midlands last week, with parts around the River Don near Doncaster worst affected after the river burst its banks.

The PM said: "Our sympathies are with the victims," adding, "we have to do absolutely everything we can to help the thousands affected" after chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee to discuss floods at No 10.

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