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SOUTH SOMERSET FLOOD OFFICER MADE REDUNDANT DESPITE DEMAND

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South Somerset Dc made its flood officer redundant a week before being inundated with emergency calls following maj...
South Somerset Dc made its flood officer redundant a week before being inundated with emergency calls following major flooding in the area, the Western Morning News reports (p6).

As a result of the redundancy, the paper says, the council was hard pressed to respond to calls.

Council Technical Officer John Whitting said the events highlighted the difficulties and lack of capability the district council now has to give proper advice to the public on land drainage and flooding.
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