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Kempsey Flood Pump Failure

Residents in Kempsey will today find out why their brand new water pump failed during December's floods in a drop in session.

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Village of Kempsey under water as flood defence fails

A car submerged in the flooding that hit over the weekend Credit: ITV Central

The village of Kempsey was flooded despite a new flood defence system being installed.

The new flood defence system in Worcestershire was supposed to keep homes dry when a nearby brook rises.

But it's thought an electrical problem inside may have stopped the pumping machinery from working. That led to water pouring into up to fifteen houses.

Many places are off-limits to the public until the flooding subsides Credit: ITV Central

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