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The lessons learned ten years after Boscastle floods

16 August 2014 Last updated at 08:57 BST

Ten years ago, an estimated 2,000,000 tonnes of flood water surged through Boscastle, leaving the Cornish fishing village devastated.

Hundreds of cars were swept away - some out to sea - and the residents witnessed the largest peacetime rescue in British history.

Now little physical evidence of the damage remains, as BBC South of England Correspondent Duncan Kennedy reports.