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Flooded communities begin to recover their homes and businesses

Thousands of residents have been displaced by Storm Desmond, but now the clean-up process begins as people across the region start to salvage their homes and businesses.

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WATCH: What can be done to prevent flooding in the future?

One of the lessons to come out of the floods is that defences alone can't protect all our communities from such extreme events. So how can we do more to reduce the risks in the future?

A growing part of the answer could be environmental projects, designed to slow key rivers and reduce the intensity of water flows at peak times. Tim Backshall has been looking at some of the ideas:

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