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Flood warnings across UK

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.

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Devon Council urges communities to learn flood lessons

The Chairman of the Devon Flood Risk Management Partnership has said that "lessons needs to be looked at" after heavy rain swept across the UK. Stuart Hughes, who is also the Devon County Councillor for Highways and Transportation said:

This has been a tough weekend bringing misery to hundreds of residents ahead of Christmas and my heart goes out to those families whose homes have flooded.

Whilst the mop up operation will clearly take some time and more rain is expected over the coming week, experience from both the July and November flooding incidents shows just how important it is for the worst affected communities and key agencies to get together quickly to look at exactly what happened and see if there are lessons for the future.

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