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AUDIO: Counting the cost of flash flooding

AUDIO: Counting the cost of flash flooding

Published at 9:46am 15th September 2016. (Updated at 1:55pm 15th September 2016)

Businesses are still cleaning up after flash flooding hit parts of Earby.

Several properties were inundated with water and mud when heavy rain fell on Tuesday night.

The latest flood is being described as one of the worst seen in the town in more than 30 years.

Stray FM has spoken to one shopkeeeper who says she can't get insurance because they have been flooded before.

Valerie Peat owns S & B Fruits on Water Street:

Officials say funding is still available for flood protection, but they need to have fully designed schemes and prove the business case for them, which is "not a quick and easy process".

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council added: "Communities across the North West, particularly those based near rivers and in low lying areas, were affected by the widespread flooding on Boxing Day.

"Reducing flood risk to these communities is a long-term task for a number of agencies with responsibility for managing watercourses and flood risk.

"We are working with these partners to investigate the causes of flooding and improve community resilience, as well as develop mitigation schemes which Government funding could help to deliver."