Prime Minister David Cameron visits flood hit Gloucestershire
DAVID Cameron made a flying visit to Gloucester today and was reassured that the flooding is in capable hands by emergency services.
The Prime Minister met those co-ordinating the county’s efforts against the severe weather at the TriService Emergency Centre in Waterwells, Quedgeley.
Mr Cameron was told that help from the armed forces was unlikely to be called on in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Chief Constable Mick Matthews said: “The Prime Minister visited one of our strategic coordination meetings at Police HQ today, with partners across the county and got first hand access to the joined up approach being taken by the emergency services and partnership agencies in Gloucestershire to keep people safe from harm.
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"Our experiences following the 2007 floods have been invaluable in developing partnership working with regards to adverse weather and while the situation today is thankfully improving we remain vigilant in case of any future threat to the county’s infrastructure.
"Our sympathy at this time is with those who have been affected by the flooding and we can assure everyone that all of the county's responders are doing everything they can to help our communities and get things back to normal as soon as possible.”
Gloucester MP Richard Graham said: “He left with a sense that things were broadly under control and that the efforts made since 2007 have helped hugely to mitigate the impact this time around.”
Earlier the PM visited flood affected families in Exeter.