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21 Pictures That Show The Devastation Caused By Severe Flooding In North Of England

The prime minister chaired an emergency meeting to discuss the response to the flooding and announced more military resources are being deployed.

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6. Prime minister David Cameron chaired an emergency call on Sunday morning to discuss the government's response to the devastating flooding.

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The River Calder bursts its banks in the Calder Valley town of Mytholmroyd.


8. Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss said the situation in Yorkshire and Lancashire had been caused by “unprecedented levels of rain and high river levels”, the BBC reported.

9. “We are still in a situation with major flood warnings and we are still working to protect properties and lives,” she added.

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Flood water outside a supermarket in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.


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