300,000 homes to get flood protection in England

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Dawlish railway line in Devon (February 2014)Getty Images
Waves crash against the Dawlish railway line in Devon (from February 2014)

A total of 300,000 homes in England are set to get protection from flooding.

The government has decided how a big pot of flood defence money, £2.3 billion, is being spent.

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Ayshah meets Charlotte, who had to travel to school by boat in Surrey (from February 2014)

Cash is going to 1,400 flood defence projects, with two of the biggest amounts for the River Thames and River Humber.

The Committee on Climate Change, which advises the government, welcomed the money but said existing defences needed better care.

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Children in Surrey talk about life with the floods (from February 2014)

A series of storms brought massive floods at the start of the year, particularly in southern England.

Some areas were underwater for weeks, with thousands of homes deep in muddy water.