Yalding parish council chairwoman Geraldine Brown
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Kent village of Yalding calls for flood defences

Military planners have been sent to Somerset to decide how they can help to prevent further flooding, with more heavy rain expected over the weekend.

Officials say specialist military vehicles could be in action by the end of the day, helping to take supplies to dozens of homes which have been cut off for weeks.

In the village of Yalding in Kent, parish council chairwoman Geraldine Brown told the BBC's Yvette Austin that funding for flood defences was a priority.

More than 200 homes were flooded in Yalding over Christmas and New Year.

  • 30 Jan 2014
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