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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that more troops are being deployed to help people affected by large-scale floods in North West England.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Prime Minister David Cameron chaired on Sunday the government's civil emergency committee, COBRA, meeting to discuss the situation in North West England amid large-scale floods in the region.

    "I've just chaired a COBRA meeting on the unprecedented flooding. Huge thanks to the emergency services and military for doing so much," Cameron said on Twitter.

    ​The prime minister also expressed sympathy for those affected by the flood during the Christmas holidays.

    ​"More troops are being deployed as part of a plan to do whatever is needed," Cameron added.

    ​Earlier this month, Storm Desmond brought record amounts of rain to UK's Cumbria, bringing several bouts of floods to the region.

    Hundreds of families were evacuated across northern Britain and parts of Scotland on December 5 and 6. Torrential rain and strong winds have caused widespread flooding and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes and one man reportedly died in the natural disaster.

    According to the BBC news portal, northern England is now expecting Storm Eva to hit after it affected over 2,000 homes in Ireland.


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