Flood barriers tested in Ribchester
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Temporary flood barriers tested in Ribchester

Temporary flood barriers have been tested in a Lancashire village that was one of the worst-hit areas in the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

Homes in Ribchester and Whalley were evacuated after rivers burst their banks as every river in Lancashire exceeded record levels.

The Environment Agency said temporary barriers can be transported quickly to locations when they are needed to reduce the impact of flooding to homes and businesses and help reduce the clean-up required after a flood.

  • 30 Mar 2017