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Dutch could help stop Midlands floods misery

As hundreds of people in the Midlands continue to deal with the misery of flooding, the Netherlands is pioneering the field of flood-proof homes.

Projects include lowering dykes and deliberately flooding certain areas.

But to create this space, the Dutch had to evict more than 200 home owners and farmers.

Midlands Today's David Gregory-Kumar has been finding out if these forms of flood prevention could work in the UK.

There is more on this story on Monday's Inside Out with Mary Rhodes at 19.30 GMT on BBC One.

  • 23 Feb 2014
  • From the section England
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