Tag Archives: Pat Flaherty

Somerset flood update

Specialist military vehicles and help could be in Somerset within 24 hours after a meeting of the Government emergency committee Cobra this evening. Somerset County Council’s deputy chief executive Pat Flaherty said he was delighted with the meeting and was looking forward to “swift and tangible results”. “I have spoken directly to the Environment Secretary […]

Flooding in Somerset

Somerset County Council announces Major Incident

Somerset County Council has now declared a “major incident” for all of the areas affected by flooding in the county. Earlier in the day, Sedgemoor District Council made the same announcement for its own flood-affected areas. It follows forecasts of further heavy rain coupled with high spring tides next week that could cause more flooding. […]