Ten thousand householders in Cornwall are getting letters today urging them to do more to protect their homes from flooding.
But the warning is going out that it isn't just residents that need to be prepared. Fire crews in Cornwall have seen their role increasingly change from fighting fires, to tackling floods. New skills, such as river rescue are now an essential part of the job.
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