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Cameron visits flooded areas in south-west England as blame game escalates

Published on Feb 10, 2014 9:54 PM
 
A man pulls sandbags along on a handcart in Datchet in Berkshire, south-east England, on Feb 10, 2014. Britain's top political leaders headed to flood-hit areas of south-west England on Monday, Feb 10, 2014, as they looked to limit the growing fallout from the government's handling of the crisis. -- PHOTO: AFP

BURROWBRIDGE, England (REUTERS) - Britain's top political leaders headed to flood-hit areas of south-west England on Monday as they looked to limit the growing fallout from the government's handling of the crisis.

Prime Minister David Cameron returned to the area for the second time in four days, visiting Dorset, while Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrived in badly-flooded Somerset.

Parts of Britain have seen their wettest January on record and around 5,000 homes have been flooded, with some remaining under water for more than a month.

Anger among residents over the slow response to the crisis and the lack of resources put into preventing it in the first place have led to a pointing of fingers over whether Britain's Environment Agency or government is to blame.

 
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