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Calls For More Flood Protection

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:35pm 18th February 2014.


There are calls for more help for Cornish businesses repeatedly hit by flooding.

It is as insurance bosses are summoned to Downing Street in the wake of the storms.

They have been explaining what they are doing to help victims.

That includes 14 million pounds in emergency payments.

24 million has gone on emergency accommodation.

Shaun Pengelly owns Dave's Diner in Looe.

He tells Pirate FM the town is always at the mercy of the weather and more needs to be done: "If we get a strong south easterly wind and the elements are against us basically we get a low pressure then we've got no chance. We've just got to prepare for it. I'm a local so we know now what to expect.
 
"We need a breakwater out in the bay really to stop these surges because that's what floods Looe. You know you can be perfectly calm one minute and then one surge will come and flood Looe out in three or four minutes." 

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