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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has responded to the announcement of a new deal on flood insurance with insurers.
On the eve of the first annivearsary of the devastating floods in the Calder Valley an urgent call is being made to ensure those in flood hit areas can get insurance.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh - the Shadow Environment Secretary - says the Government must reach an agreement soon with the insurance industry before time runs out.
Hundreds of homes and businesses were devasated by last summers flash floods. Some insurance premiums have soared - so have the excess clauses on some policies. Chris Kiddey reports.
It's a year since flash floods devastated parts of the Calder Valley. Hundreds of homes and businesses were swamped causing millions of pounds of damage. Chris Kiddey's been back to Hebden Bridge twelve months on.
Millions of pounds are being spent on improving flood defences in the Calder Valley. Here river walls are being raised and strengthened in Todmorden.
This weekend marks the first anniversary of the flash floods which devastated parts of the Calder valley.
Hundreds of homes and businesses in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd were hit causing damage running into millions of pounds.
Hebden Bridge was hit by a second freak cloud burst just two weeks later.
Millions are being spent on improving flood defences but some campaigners are calling for even more action from the authorities.