The Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith has said he is sure he will "hear robust views" during his visit to flood-hit Somerset tomorrow.
He added: "I'll be glad to hear robust views because it's very important that the people who are immediately affected by flooding get the chance to say what their concerns are."
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