County Councillor draws attention to cost of dealing with flooding
Midweek Herald 31 December 2008 [Ottery St Mary Floods cost at least £500,000 to clear up and may cost up to £600,000]
"The County Council Executive Member for environment, Margaret Rogers said she had been "staggered" at the cost of the flood clean-up and added"It just shows the effects new weather conditions are having on the county. The costs are rising and I don't see them diminishing"."
Well, at least Devon County Council KNOWS the cost of flood clean up so they won't be able to say that it comes as any surprise if and/or when it happens in Seaton and fortunately Mrs Rogers is a District Councillor Seaton and our County Councillor. The Environment Agency can't say that it is a surprise either.
The article goes on to say that Ottery residents fear insurance premium increases and have called for action to be taken to protect their homes and businesses.
Again, at least EDDC, DCC and the Environment Agency have seen the devastation and heard these comments and can take them into account for Seaton when deciding what to do here in future.
That's lucky for us - isn't it?