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Flood victims unhappy over Govt response

Most people living in Somerset, Cornwall, and other areas affected by the recent flooding are unhappy with the Government's response to the crisis, according to a new survey.

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Trade down a quarter due to flooding

Businesses affected by flooding in Somerset have lost more than £17,000 each in just six weeks.

That's according to a survey by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, which estimates trade is down a quarter on average.

Half of those questioned said their journeys to work had doubled and they were also hit by phone and computer problems. The chief executive says the £10million pledged to help flood-hit businesses will only scratch the surface.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce says flood-hit businesses have lost £17,000 each Credit: ITV News West Country

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