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MORE than 70 people were rescued in north Lancashire yesterday as torrential rain caused flooding and power blackouts in north-west England and north Wales.
Emergency services received more than 500 flood-related calls on Wednesday night and attended over 100 incidents.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said more than 70 people, plus at least 20 horses, a cat and a dog, were rescued from rising water levels.
Homes across Lancashire’s Fylde coast were without power yesterday morning and flooding stopped services between Lancaster and Morecambe, Carlisle, Oxenholme and Windermere.
Roads were also shut and rail services suspended in north Wales.
It was revealed last year that, in six major flood defence improvement projects and 23 programmes, more would be spent per person in the South East than anywhere else in England.
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