20 July, 2012
The recent floods in Devon have caused more than £4
million worth of damage.
Devon County Council have made a bid to central government for
emergency funding after a month's worth of rain fell within a 24
hour spell in the county last week.
According to bbc.co.uk, the county's road network has been
hardest hit by the severe rainfall. A number of farmers in the area
may also be forced to claim on their farm insurance due to damage
caused by the floods.
It will reportedly cost north of £3 million to make vital
repairs to Devon's roads and a further £1 million to clear up the
rest of the damage.
Many farmers have also shared fears about their plants not being
pollinated due to the downpours, as bees rarely venture out of
their hives in wet weather.
Discussing the issue with thisiscornwall.co.uk, Buckfast
Beekeepers Group spokesman Peter Little said: "It's unprecedented.
There is trouble across the whole country. It's never been like
this in living memory."
Sources from the Met Office have announced that the worst of the
rain has now hit the South West, although a series of light showers
should be expected for another week at least.
Source: Vertical Leap