News Analysis - Cornwall: After the flood

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A reported 50mm of rain fell over Cornwall in a matter of hours overnight on 16 November, causing flash flooding. While fortunately there were no fatalities, the water reached a height of 1.8m in places causing people to be trapped in their homes and cars. Figures from Cornwall Council show that 230 homes and 400 businesses were affected.

The destruction comes a year after the Cumbrian floods for which the damage bill has now breached £275m (£174m was picked up by insurers). Prime Minister David

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