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Never mind the winter being over !!! What is happening now in the SW is a catastrophe and is of a historical making. Those poor people are not living they are just surviving. How would anyone want their house filled with water for now going on two months? If I had room I would put some of them up. B & B's nearby should help and put them up. They are never busy this time of year. I would, would'nt you?
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Not saying people shouldn't live there it is a choice and one that comes with a large risk of flooding? It would be like me moving to the top of a mountain and complaining I keep getting snowed in every winter.
Of course you also get a lot of people that act surprised and say they didn't even realise they were at risk.
I can see both sides of the argument.. some feel as if these places 'shouldn't have flooded' or dredging rivers would magically solve it, but on the other hand these people need help and decent financial aid etc.. Someone has to live there if the land is to be productive and add to our domestic food production.
However there aught to be acceptance that floods will happen, and people moving into floodplains today should be aware and happy to accept the risk.
Erm Mullender, not all people in this area have the choice of moving. Selling houses will be much impossible for many, and not everyone is rich enough to move believe me!! Before this last year, properties in this village at least did not go under in at least living memory, if not longer. So people can't be blamed for thinking the risk wasn't that high.