Concerns have been raised over the Environment Agency's ability to respond to emergencies amid government cuts.
The East coast was devastated last month as tidal surges caused flooding - wrecking homes and businesses.
£300 million is to be cut from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs budget over the next two years.
MP for Thirsk and Malton, Anne McIntosh, is questioning its ability to protect the country from future flooding.
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