A mile in their shoes

A piece that helps us remember others less fortunate.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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We didn’t have a white Christmas, the weather has been mild and exceptionally wet. The winds have been high for weeks now and the rain has barely ceased. Many areas have suffered flooding. It hits the news for a few days then is forgotten as other events prove more newsworthy. For the families affected, however, the problems do not disappear so easily.

On Boxing Day, families were evacuated across the north of England as rivers overflowed after the constant heavy rain. Buildings have been damaged and destroyed, a large hole has appeared on the motorway, homes are under water running waist deep and many who remain in their homes have no power. Almost 400 flood warnings are in place in the regions as I write, 31 of them severe, which means that the flooding brings a risk to life. Indeed, there have already been deaths caused by the appalling weather…

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