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Perry takes part in flood conference
10:50am Friday 7th February 2014 in News
Local government minister Brandon Lewis took part in a teleconference on flooding with council chiefs from across the south-east including Hampshire’s Roy Perry.
The Environment Agency’s regional flood and coastal risk manager, Alison Baptiste, was also involved.
Mr Perry said: “I certainly conveyed to Mr Lewis and Alison Baptiste how difficult the situation is in Hampshire.
“As a result of the flooding, the condition of Hampshire’s road network has deteriorated and we estimate that this damage alone will cost £1m to repair.”
He added: “I explained how, across Hampshire, 81 communities have been affected by flooding, with Romsey and Hambledon suffering particularly badly, with parts of both communities also contaminated by sewage.”
He said Hampshire was unlikely to qualify for payments from the Government’s flood relief fund, which was open to authorities which had spent over £4 million.
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