November 11, 2019 / 8:15 PM / 24 days ago

UK PM Johnson to chair emergency meeting on flooding

A car lays submerged underwater on a route into Fishlake due to the roads been flooded, north of Doncaster, Britain November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Craig Brough

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency ‘COBR’ committee on Tuesday to discuss the response to flooding in the north of England, his office said.

The Environment Agency has more than 40 flood warnings in place, with residents in parts of northern England last week advised to evacuate their homes after deluges brought a month’s rainfall in less than 24 hours.

Editing by Sandra Maler

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