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December was windiest in 20 years

April 21, 2014 3:09 pm

Nearly 2,000 buildings have been flooded since storms began on 23 December, according to government figures.  About 1,700 properties have been flooded in England so far, with a further 140 in Wales.  About 750,000 properties were left without an electricity supply, with 10% waiting more than a day for power to be restored.    According to the Met Office, December 2013 was the windiest month since January 1993, and the sixth wettest December on record.  Environment secretary Owen Paterson said more than 220,000 properties were protected from flooding over the Christmas period, in addition to more than 800,000 protected from...