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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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£1.5m flood defences failed because of 'faulty sensor'

Floods in Worcestershire Credit: PA

A report has found that flood defences worth £1.5million in a village in Worcestershire failed due to a faulty sensor.

It lead to 15 homes being flooded.

The defences in Kempsey were unveiled in July after a 20 year campaign by villagers. In the early hours of 25th November, heavy rainfall lead to the sensors becoming waterlogged, meaning pumps designed to clear the water didn't activate.

The Environment Agency says the problems will be fixed.

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