Northern England assesses flood damage

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Aerial video shows much of York in northern England submerged after torrential rains brought by Storm Frank hammered the region. Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration).

Northern England assesses flood damage

ROUGH CUT – SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited York in northern England on Thursday (December 31), as the historic city tried to cope with the aftermath of severe floods.

Corbyn met with Environment Agency officials and inspected a flood defense on the river Foss which failed on Saturday (December 26).

As a result, water flowed from the river into the city forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Prime Minister David Cameron defended the government’s record on flood defenses during a visit to York on Monday (December 28), saying it had committed to spend 2.3 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) over the next six years, and he would consider doing more.

Floods caused by heavy rain and rising water levels brought by Storm Frank have battered northern England and Scotland across the last week.

On Wednesday (December 30), the Environment Agency said Britain had faced an extraordinary period of severe weather and flooding in December, with some river levels across the north of England reaching all time highs.

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