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Graham Stewart | 10:09 UK time, Tuesday, 3 November 2009

River Don flooding
Interesting calls on today's Morning Extra about how badly prepared we are for floods. While the water may now be receeding, heavy rain has caused havoc in north and east Scotland over the last few days with homes flooded, roads closed and trains cancelled.

So who - if anyone - is to blame? And what do we do about this in future? Lots of you have been texting me about how drains and gullies are not being cleared out properly, and some of you are saying that farmers face restrictions in how much they're allowed to do to clear ditches.

But also, Paul who called us from the Scottish Flood Forum, pointed out how householders need to wake-up to the dangers and be better equipped to deal with flooding when it happens.

So does the responsibility for dealing with flooding lie not just with the councils, but with all of us? You can continue the debate here.


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