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ABI responds to Environment Agency plans to repair storm damaged flood defences

The Environment Agency has identified around 660 flood defences needing repair work in the wake of the December storms.

Commenting on the planned recovery and repair projects, Mark Shepherd, General Insurance Manager at the ABI, said:

Mark Shepherd"The nation's flood defences provide vital protection to many thousands of properties across the UK, but December's storms remind us how many communities remain at high risk. It is clear much more needs to be done. It's crucial not only that there is adequate investment in new flood defences but, just as importantly, funding must be available to maintain and repair both new and existing defences. This will give reassurance to the communities they protect, and to the insurance industry, that the defences will do the job they are intended to do when the water levels rise."

Last updated 01/07/2016