Relief for residents as dredging of Somerset Levels begins

The Environment Agency has begun dredging the Somerset Levels at the River Parrett. The government agency came under fire during the floods which crippled the south west county, leaving 6,500 homes and businesses affected.

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Dredging begins across flooded Somerset

The UN biggest study into the impact of climate change released today warned severe flooding will be more frequent as the effects of climate change are felt across the globe.

Read: Global experts warn global warming damage 'severe, pervasive and irreversible'

Governments have been urged to prepare for the risks of climate change such as higher sea levels, and adapt to the changing weather patterns it may bring.

In Somerset today residents celebrated as dredging started in the River Parret, as part of the Environment Agency's 'Flood Action Plan'. Measures such as dredging could become more common, as Dan Rivers reports.

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