Cameron promises ‘money no object’ for U.K. flood crisis relief

Prime Minister David Cameron

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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Prime Minister David CameronPrime Minister David Cameron has promised ‘money is no object’ through announcing a comprehensive package to aid the flood hit communities across the country.

Mr. Cameron has said: “Britain is facing some of the worst flooding in decades following the wettest winter in 2 and a half centuries. Through the COBRA mechanism, this government continues to take clear action across the board to ensure that everything that can be done is being done; whether that is extra pumps and sandbags, a commitment to dredging in Somerset, deploying the military to shore up flood defences and provide additional support for local emergency services. We are taking, and will continue to take whatever steps are necessary.

“And today I have announced a comprehensive package of new measures to help-hardworking homes, businesses and farmers hit by these floods to get back on their feet with special grants for homeowners and businesses, business rate relief, a £10 million fund for farmers and a £750 million commitment from all the major banks to provide financial support. We are helping people who need help and protecting communities who need protecting, and as I said yesterday money is no object to help this flood relief effort.”

The crisis situation in Britain may get worse as the Met Office has issued a “red” weather warning for exceptionally strong winds in western parts of Wales and north-western parts of England.

The Prime minister has also expressed his concerns that flooding could reach 1947 levels in some areas and promised to deploy additional military support for the flood hit areas during a cobra meeting in Downing Street on Wednesday.

Major General Patrick Sanders – the coordinating authority of the military response, has told Mr. Cameron that thousands of extra military personnel were available at short notice.

Mr. Cameron said one of the priorities in this crisis situation was to ensure all local authorities “who need help are clear they can get help.”

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