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Flood Protection Warning

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:42pm 31st January 2012. (Updated at 3:26pm 1st February 2012)

There are fears there is not enough money to protect our homes from flooding.

A group of MP's says the Environment Agency needs more cash to maintain defences.

It is also warning changes to insurance will mean crippling price hikes for homeowners.

Tony from Pentewan has been flooded twice in thirteen years. Last time he told us there was already anger over defences:

"In some areas, you had great difficulty trying to get insurance because of what's happened in the past. You know, you're black marked, this is the problem. When they spend all this money, taxpayers money, to demolish a house to put it all in, and don't get it right."

Malcom and his wife were flooded in Pentewan. At the time they said they were already having to go without insurance:

"For what they wanted to insure our little cottage, I could refurnish it completely."

"People are not insured, because it's a job to get insurance. We tried to get insurance, and they said 'no, you're in a flood area', and then you know, it costs a lot of money."

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