Environment Agency chief to visit Somerset Levels

The Chair of the Environment Agency Lord Smith will visit Somerset tomorrow:

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NEW: Chair of @envagency Lord Chris Smith to visit Somerset Levels TOMORROW for first time since #floods began

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Lord Smith of @envagency tells me he never said we had to CHOOSE between saving town or country. Saving life is first priority. Homes next

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