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Why is it that the approach of Christmas always seems to involve flooding somewhere?
A round-up of press releases on the latest episode:
Researched Links:

Defra:  Environment Secretary's statement on flooding

Defra:  Update on flooding – Tuesday 8 December 2015

Environment Secretary visits Cumbria and Lancashire

Defra:  £51m more for homes & businesses affected by floods

Defra:  Farming flood damage support announced

BIS:  New funding for flood-affected businesses

Valuation Office Agency:  Properties affected by adverse weather

Natural England:  Helping farmers deal with flooding in the north west of England

NE:  Farming flood damage support announced

CLG:  New funding to support flood-affected communities

CLG:  Help with Council Tax & business rates for flood-hit communities

DECC:  Calculated climate success

CCC: Climate change likely to increase frequency & magnitude of severe flooding events

CCC to collaborate with Chinese counterpart to assess climate risk

MoD:  Army engineers help with storm Desmond response

ScotGov:  Minister visits flood-hit communities

ScotGov:  Thanking our flood forecasters

HMRC:  Tax helpline available to support people affected by severe weather and flooding

LGA responds to recent flooding disruption

LGA responds to chancellor's announcement of £50m fund for flood victims

WWF:  New evidence shows that forest protection could hold key to strong climate deal - And Brazil’s Acre state shows vital role of local and regional action

Met Office:  Can we rely on the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere to combat climate change?

EU & 79 African, Caribbean & Pacific countries join forces for ambitious global climate deal

Phase-down of fluorinated gases essential to reduce effect on climate

EU News:  Resource-efficient cities: vital step towards urban sustainability in Europe

Flooding in Scotland

Repair & restoration of buildings following floods

National Flood Forum

The Telegraph: Ministers bow to anger over flood defences

Help & advice for people affected by the flooding

From The Archives:

The Pitt Review - Learning Lessons from the 2007 floods ~ Will you have ‘dry feet’? ~ Summer dredging and other flood maintenance may not be exciting TV, but it is much better for at-risk residents and the economy ~ Flooding in England: A National Assessment of Flood Risk - Gov.UK ~ Carlisle storm & flood January 2005 recovery phase debrief report ~ Recovery Debrief Report - Cumbria County Council ~ Community Flood Recovery | Cumbria CVS ~ Aftermath - Cumbria Floods 2009 - YouTube ~ The Cumbrian Floods In Perspective - Not a Lot of People Know That

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