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.
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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