Counting the cost of floods

The cost of flash floods which swept through towns and villages in West Yorkshire at the weekend could be more than one million pounds.

One furniture firm lost half a million pounds worth of stock and today flood insurance came under the spotlight in the Commons as David Hirst reports.

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Floods hit Yorkshire

A big clean up is under way in communities including Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd after flash floods forced people from their homes and led to West Yorkshire Fire Service warning it could only respond to life-threatening emergencies