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Environment Agency: 'Could have done better over flooding'

The Environment Agency chairman has admitted to ITV News that "we could have done better" in tackling the flooded areas in Somerset. But Lord Smith defended the agency's priorities, saying they were working with a "purse that was not limitless."

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Families rescued from homes Ireland flash floods

Families had to be rescued from their homes as parts of the Republic of Ireland were hit with gale force winds, heavy rain and serious flooding.

Emergency workers rescue residents after a flash flood on the Lee Estate in Limerick City. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Limerick was among the worst hit areas, and emergency services used boats to rescue people from the city's Lee housing estate.

Cars submerged in water after a flash flood on the Lee Estate in Limerick City Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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