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Pickles: 'Might have been a problem' over floods response

The Communities and Local Government Secretary has appeared to suggest the Government and authorities may have been slow to react to the problem of the flooding. Ministers have announced an extra £30m for emergency repairs - £130m in total.

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67% say Govt 'not in control of flooding situation'

Two thirds of the British public (67%) say that the Government does not appear to be in control of the flooding situation in Somerset, according to an ITV index carried out by Comres.

Some 14% said they disagreed with the statement and 19% said they don't know.

Waves crash over the harbour wall in Newhaven, Sussex. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In the same poll 71% of those asked say that sending the army to assist the flood relief effort was a good use of resources. 14% disagreed and 15% did not know.

ComRes interviewed 2,043 British adults as part of the poll.

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