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Flood Victims Left Homeless - Even With Insurance

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7:01am 14th March 2012

There are fears flood insurance is leaving some victims in Cornwall high and dry.

A meeting in St Austell on Wednesday is discussing lessons learnt from disasters like those in 2010 and Boscastle.

It is after some people who had cover ended up being left homeless.

Gaynor Coley from Eden is one of the organisers. She said, "A lot of our staff who live in the surrounding areas lost really valuable things like family photographs. I think there are the practical issue of getting back on top of life that you would expect insurance to cover but there were, behind the flashy headlines, some horror stories.

"They were left in situations where their policy supposedly covered short term accommodation but in practise it didn't. So they were homeless and didn't have savings, so had to borrow money in order to survive on a day to day basis."

‘Living with Flood Risk’, which takes place at the Eden Café, will focus on the best ways to deal with the increasing risk of frequent flooding in the UK in a changing climate.

The debate will be led by flood specialists, including Andrew Houghton, the Cornwall Floods Project Manager from the Environment Agency and Charles Richards, the Chairman of the Par and St Blazey Community Flood Plan Group. They will be giving short talks to introduce the subject and will be on hand to answer questions.

The thoughts and opinions captured at the Eden Café will be recorded in the form of a ‘Public Insight Page’. These documents will then be used to help inform government decisions on flooding.

The event, which takes place from 5:45pm until 8:30pm, is free and food and drink will be provided. Places are limited, so contact Janine Kelk jkelk@edenproject.com or 01726 818848 to book in advance.

7:01am 14th March 2012

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