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Charles and Camilla to meet Kent flood victims

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Yalding in Kent today, to meet those who were flooded over the Christmas period.

They will hear from residents and businesses owners who had to leave their homes and whose businesses are now undergoing refurbishment.

The couple will meet the owners of Orchard View Classic Garage who specialise in restoring classic cars, some of which were flooded and are now being dried out through a specialist process.

They will also speak to a beekeeper who had 16 of his hives swept away and the owners of Teapot Island whose museum houses over 6000 teapots.

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Treasury minister visits flood-hit community in Kent

Danny Alexander meets flood victims in Yalding
Residents question minister about flood response

A senior cabinet minister is visiting Yalding in Kent this afternoon. Danny Alexander MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury is meeting people whose homes have been affected by flooding.

The minister is expected to make an announcement about help for those who need to make claims on their insurance for damage to property and possessions.

Fresh flooding expected for the next 24 hours

Our Correspondent Derek Johnson has been live in Yalding in Kent which has seen many homes evacuated once again today because of further flooding.

The Environment Agency is warning tonight that Maidstone, Tonbridge and Yalding could see fresh flooding over the next 24 hours as the worst storm of the winter is moving in.

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Yalding clears up - and braces for more flooding

High winds and heavy rain for much of New Years Day, and the prospect of more of the same tonight and tomorrow, mean that has been little respite for communities deluged by the Christmas storms.

Today the Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the River Beult in the Weald of Kent - and high levels on the river are a real worry for Yalding. There the Beult, the Teise and the Medway all meet.

The clear up's been continuing all day in Yalding - with sandbags at the ready for the latest storms. David Johns has our report, speaking to local residents William Gudgeon and Liz Van Mol; Andrew Graham from the Environment Agency; and local resident Matt Miller.

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Canoeists to the rescue...

It's emerged that a dedicated team of canoeists risked their own safety to rescue more than 20 people trapped in their homes during flooding last week.

They were on the scene in Yalding, Kent, before the emergency services - and captured on camera the dramatic moment the waters rose.

John Ryall spoke to hero Sea Scout Joseph Wilson, his father Symon Wilson and canoeist John Lengthorn.

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