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Only one in 20 residents whose homes are at risk from floods have taken any ...
Only one in 20 residents whose homes are at risk from floods have taken any

steps to protect their property, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported

this morning.

The Environment Agency says around two million homes are at risk from

flooding and it is urging people to phone its floodline number to find out

first what the local risk is.

'We are certainly concerned about some local authorities who continue to

build on the flood plain against our advice', Environment Agency chief

executive Baroness Young told the programme.

'That's why it's very important that individuals know if they are on a flood

plain, what the state of their defences are and what sort of action they can

take to help themselves'.

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