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Ed Miliband in Somerset today to discuss flood insurance

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is visiting Somerset flood victims today to discuss insurance claims. His visit coincides with a Downing Street summit on the issue.

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Severe Flood Warning out for Alney Island, Gloucester

Map showing Alney Island, north west of Gloucester. Credit: ITV News

The Environment Agency has issued a Severe Flood Warning for the River Severn at Alney Island, Gloucester. This means flooding is imminent and there is a danger to life. The river level is currently 4.45 metres and rising, and the military have been called in to evacuate homes.

The Agency expects the river level to peak between 4.5 metres and 4.7 metres overnight tonight (Thursday 13/Friday 14 February). They say houses and static homes may flood, due to overtopping of flood defences.

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