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SOMERSET FLOODS: More rain and strong winds to hit county

Last updated:

    Amber warning of wind issued.
  • 80mph gusts could hit coastal areas.
  • Public told to be prepared for further travel disruption.

Comments


Useacarpark.com 6:17pm Wed 12 Feb 14

I'm happy to have flood water diverted to my house! I'll claim off my insurance for new sofas, appliances, flooring and full redecoration and then use the £5k that the government are giving out to **** off abroad for a month whilst the work is carried out!

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Blue Owl 6:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Useacarpark.com wrote…


I'm happy to have flood water diverted to my house! I'll claim off my insurance for new sofas, appliances, flooring and full redecoration and then use the £5k that the government are giving out to **** off abroad for a month whilst the work is carried out!

You are an absolute disgrace making light of the serious predicament that many of our residents find themselves in. To make a post like you have, shows the mentality you have, there are many people out in BurrowBridge and other villages around Moorland and Athelney, whose houses are deluged with 3-4 Ft of flood water, al their possessions ruined.
One of my friends in Moorland is 70, his bungalow flooded, he cannot get back to his home since last Weds.
You are a Smug Fool.
David L Preece
Blue - Owl

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Useacarpark.com 6:53pm Wed 12 Feb 14

No ones died, everyone is insured and with additional government funding. There are people in the world that live with worse conditions their whole life

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madcow 10:12pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Useacarpark.com wrote…


No ones died, everyone is insured and with additional government funding. There are people in the world that live with worse conditions their whole life

And the reason why many other countries suffer, is because their government spend money on weapons and arms, and dont care abour their people. I too have friends in Moorland and Burrowbridge, they get on with it. People have died by falling into flood waters, animals have lost lives. The flood water is disgusting and the sewers have overflowed. Useacarpark.com you really need to go to The Somerset Levels and state your comments, im sure David Cameron and Lord Smith would be more popular than you.

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Useacarpark.com 10:54pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Haha we are the first to go to war in other countries! And our government waste money on work shy tax dodgers and foreigners! Now we'll also be paying for those that choose to pay well above the national average house price to live on flood plains. Comparing the flooding on the levels to kids starving in Africa, or refugees of war torn countries is a shocking attitude! I hear that people love living on the levels so much that they want the council to buy their houses off them at the going rate? That doesn't sound like getting on with!

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Libertybelle 8:07am Thu 13 Feb 14

Making space for water" EU and UK Government policy. Now hearing on news "villages could be sacrificed to save towns" sounds like their plan is coming together. Also reading DEC ( 14 UK charities ) won't be calling out to support flood victims, because we are " a rich country". Time to stop supporting all of them, blooding boiling and it's not even 8am.

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Somerset;SocialistParty 1:27pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Floods misery: Government cuts to blame

While thousands of homes and shops are waist deep in toxic water, and flooding hits new areas, government ministers indulge in a blame game.

Stand-in environment minister Eric Pickles blamed the Environment Agency for not dredging rivers, while the department's incapacitated minister Owen Paterson was reportedly raging to Prime Minister David Cameron over Pickles' attacks.

In reality, the entire government is to blame for a lack of preparation and its outrageously inadequate response.

After all, climate change scientists have been warning for years about the expected increased frequency of extreme weather events - including unprecedented rainfall - caused by human induced global warming.

Moreover, instead of investing in measures that have enormous potential to defend people, land and property against flooding, the government has pursued a vicious austerity agenda of public spending cuts.

These cuts have been borne heavily by the Environment Agency, including its budget for flood prevention.

Incredibly, on top of previous cuts, some 1,500 agency jobs (15% of the workforce), including 550 jobs in flood prevention, are due to be axed by October.

Yet the cost to people's homes and the country's ruined infrastructure will run into hundreds of millions of pounds.

The floods have exposed how this government puts the interests of a rich elite above those of a long-suffering public.

It's high time that these 'Eton millionaires' are booted out and an environmentally sustainable plan of flood defences and infrastructure is put in place.

Don't just get angry get organised!

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