However, residents in other communities have also suffered greatly in these winter floods. Some households affected previously by flooding have been unable to buy insurance cover; others have been told the flooding is an act of god so 'get lost' by insurers; other just cannot afford the crippling premiums demanded if you have been flooded in the past. This last one is a known fact by personal experience.
For farmers there is the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), a body that may help financially, but no such luck for town and city dwellers in England.
Will Charles get more financial help for farmers? Will he resolve the insurance quandry for flood victims in the UK?
Ministers continue to lay the blame at each others' doors. We may not be able to control the weather but how we respond to extreme weather and plan is crucial.
We are one country England, and whether it is a rural community or an urban one flooding brings pain. In a worst case scenario it brings death.
It is time for ministers to step up to the mark and stop babbling on.
A tory minister's point of view on the UK flooding - What the Today programme should have asked the Environment Agency
On the other hand:
Flood response in Somerset took 'too long', Labour claims
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Yorkshire woman Eileen Kersey is the creator, editor and writer of TEK staff blogs, Only in the UK and this site's other staff blogs.
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