Owen Paterson to tour flood hit areas

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is due to visit flooded area today.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is due to visit flooded area today. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Owen Paterson arrived in Somerset last night ahead of an official visit to some of the areas still cut off by flooding later today.

But with locals accusing officials of being slow to act, the visit may prove difficult for the Environment Secretary.

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Paterson 'can't do any more' to solve flooding problems

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told ITV News he "can't do more" than visit flood-hit communities and listen to the concerns of local people as he was criticised by furious residents during a visit to the Somerset Levels today.