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Boris Johnson helps clean up flood water in North and Midlands

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UPSOT JEERSAmid jeers from angry locals, Boris Johnson took a break from dealing with the UK’s Brexit chaos on Friday….to help clean up a very different kind of mess.In the Derbyshire spa town of Matlock, the Prime Minister helped the staff of this washed out opticians – to mop up their floodwater.SOT BORIS JOHNSON, British Prime Minister”It’s businesses particularly, who deserve our sympathies, and they’ve had a really tough time. You cannot underestimate the psychological effect of flooding on people. It is a big, big blow. People have been moved out of their homes and probably hundreds of businesses have seen damage to their properties.”150 flood alerts are in place across the country, 6 of them severe – with the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire already badly affected. Acres of land are saturated…towns and villages stand in murky floodwater…and some farms have been totally cut off.Cattle have been left to totter for safety, while vehicles and trains have brought to a standstill.The body of a Derbyshire woman was found by police and mountain rescuers after she was swept away in the torrential rainsThe Prime Minister however says the current situation is not a national emergency, but he’s stressed that his government is poised to help in any way it can.

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