Calder floods anniversary

This weekend marks one year since devastating floods hit the Calder Valley.

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Flood insurance: MPs response

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has responded to the announcement of a new deal on flood insurance with insurers.

People in areas of high flood risk are being hit now with higher insurance premiums and excesses because incompetent Ministers have failed over the last three years to get a deal with the insurance industry. The process announced today is fraught with difficulties and may not be completed by the time of the next election. The Government’s proposals raise serious questions about how much all householders will pay into the Flood Re scheme, the affordability of flood insurance and who picks up the bill in the event of a catastrophic flood.

– Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary,

Video: Further calls to provide flooding insurance

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.


One year since Calder Valley flooding

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.


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