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Sandbag Plan Could Mean More Protection from Floods

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7:02am 15th January 2013

It could get easier to get sandbags in Cornwall.

It is after Pirate FM revealed a double amputee from Penzance was told to find his own as water lapped at his doorstep.

Now the council is deciding whether to have emergency stores in towns and villages instead of making us buy them from builders merchants in advance.

It is after the floods in November when locals say there was little warning about the flash floods and then nowhere open to buy supplies from.

Jeffrey Lawrence tried to hold back the water in Newlyn. He said: "Nobody else had sandbags and we couldn't get any. The police said they couldn't help. Our neighbours telephoned the council to try to get sandbags and there were none available.

"People would definitely have put sandbags out if they had had them. There were none at all and none available."

On Tuesday the council will vote on the new scheme after a group of councillors warned some of the impact of the floods could have been avoided if supplies had been available.

Under the plan it would mean town and parish councils would be given stocks to distribute or for people to collect for a small charge when flood warnings were issued.

It also proposes people who are vulnerable or housebound should be given a free service to have sandbags delivered and put out to protect their homes.

7:02am 15th January 2013

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