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UK floods: Lord Smith defends response to Somerset floods

4 February 2014 Last updated at 11:16 GMT

The head of the Environment Agency says the organisation does not have a "limitless amount of money" to tackle flooding.

People in Somerset have complained that a lack of river dredging by the Environment Agency has worsened the situation.

But Lord Smith said his top priority is to save lives, with homes and business second.

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