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Cameron confronted by angry resident in Todmorden
9:12am Friday 29th June 2012 in News
PRIME Minister David Cameron was confronted by an angry resident as he toured flood-hit areas of Todmorden yesterday.
On leaving a meeting with council officials and emergency services workers, Mr Cameron faced a number of questions about the floods from Kathleen Simpson.
Earlier Mr Cameron said: “One’s sympathy just goes out to people who had their homes flooded and have seen so many treasured possessions destroyed.
“But what you see is an incredibly strong community come together with real purpose to help each other out.”
An online campaign has been launched to aid flood victims, and the Community Foundation for Calderdale has collected almost £2,000.
The PM also visited Sarah-Jayne Robins, who was trapped upstairs at her home for 12 hours by last Friday’s floods.
Several locations from Cornholme to Walsden, and town centre shops, were affected by the rising waters.
Todmorden was devastated by major flooding in 2000 and the Environment Agency is currently partway through a £30million waterways defence project.