Friday, September 12, 2008
Maughan visits flood area
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Blaydon, Peter Maughan, visited Blackhall Mill over the weekend to see how the flood defences were coping with the heavy rains.
"Thankfully there was no repeat of the floods of 2000," said Peter though some elderly residents were temporarily evacuated.
"I thought it was useful to see for myself how well the defences were working. Unfortunately, the sort of extreme weather we have experienced is likely to be common in the future.
"This brings home the need to tackle climate change and to stop treating the environment as a dumping ground for our waste."