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Landowners call for more action to prevent flooding a year on from Storm Desmond

Communities say they are still waiting for emergency funding to restore their homes and agricultural land. Photo: ITV News/Granada Reports

Landowners in Cumbria are calling for more action to make the North West countryside more resilient to flooding.

It comes a year after Storm Desmond caused devastation across Cumbria and Lancashire last December.

Communities say they are still waiting for emergency funding to restore their homes and agricultural land.

The Government says it has invested £250 million to help the affected communities recover, including more than £4 million to fund farming repairs.

  • Liberal Democrat leader and Westmorland MP Tim Farron says some communities feel forgotten by the Government: