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After the floods, the clean-up operation

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/11/2009

Kunal Dutta

"It is an irony not lost on the residents of Cockermouth. Yesterday at seven o'clock should have been the moment when the BBC weather presenter Paul Mooney flicked the switch on the town's Christmas illuminations. Instead the centre remained cordoned off by police as further harsh weather hampered the clear-up effort and estimates of the financial cost of the floods rose to hundreds of millions of pounds.

"Residents in the worst-affected areas of the town remained unable to return to their homes, some frustrated by the lack of clear communication.

"Structural engineers and military experts began an urgent safety review of the county's 1,800 bridges as fears grew that Calva bridge in Workington was on the brink of being swept away. The town was cut off, with Friday's collapse of Northside bridge and closure of Calva bridge forcing residents and rescue teams to make lengthy detours."

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"After the floods, the clean-up operation", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/after-the-floods-the-clean-up-operation