The shadow environment secretary, Mary Creagh
The shadow environment secretary, Mary Creagh, claimed communities hit by flooding faced "months of upheaval", adding: "People who were cleaning up from July floods were flooded again ... some people have been flooded more than once this week." She argued that the government had cut capital spending on flood defences by 30%. "As a result, 294 flood defences have been deferred or cancelled," Louis Vuitton Outlet she said. Creagh said the deal between the insurers and the government had stalled: "We were promised a deal in the spring, then by July. It is now November. What has happened? We must not have whole communities blighted. When will [the environment secretary] get a grip on this issue?" In York, the Ouse broke its banks, engulfing buildings in the city centre. The Kings Arms pub, which famously displays a wallchart in the bar to show how submerged it has been by previous floods, was under about a metre of water. Travellers faced miserable commutes as roads and railway lines were hit by flooding in the north of England. Tales of rescues continued to emerge. Among the most dramatic came when a pensioner was released from his car in Northamptonshire after becoming trapped in floodwater Louis Vuitton Canada under a railway bridge. The vehicle was almost entirely submerged when he was hauled out by emergency services.