Ed Miliband to call for faster flooding insurance claims

Insurance bosses will meet ministers to discuss their response to the flood crisis. Victims have received £14m in emergency payments so far. Ed Miliband will call for faster processing of insurance claims when he too meets industry representatives.

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UK faces 'an almost unparalleled natural crisis'

The Army chief in charge of flood relief efforts said they were dealing with "an almost unparalleled natural crisis" with the River Thames set to rise to its highest level in 60 years.

What we're seeing at the moment - and I've seen a fair bit of command and control in my career - is a really good multi-agency coordinated effort.

It's a really complicated problem in the face of an almost unparalleled natural crisis.

– Major General Patrick Sanders

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