Flood Protection For Alconbury Homes

12 March 2010, 11:23 | Updated: 12 March 2010, 11:29

532 households in Alconbury are going to be given materials to protect their homes against flooding.

They'll each be given things like air brick covers, storm porches, door guards and flood boards.

The money is coming from a Government fund set up after bad weather caused flooding across England in 2007.

In total, Huntingdonshire District Council is being given £228,000 for the scheme.

Environment Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies, said: "In the future we must be prepared for more extreme weather on all levels.

Since the floods of 2007 we have been taking action on a range of fronts to protect against the heart-breaking damage and destruction that can be caused by floods."