Environment Secretary makes statement on flooding

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George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.

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  • George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.
  • 18 river gages across 15 rivers recorded the highest levels of wateron record, triggered by the two storms.
  • Over 1,000 Environment Agency staff per day have been deployed, with the assistance of around 80 military personnel.
  • He also thanked the emergency services, the Environment Agency, local councils and volunteers.