The government said it will use “all means” available to help flood-hit communities after the army was sent in to help locals in West Yorkshire prepare for Storm Dennis.
A deployment of 458 soldiers from the 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland was supporting the Environment Agency’s efforts in Calderdale, which is expecting floods for the second weekend in a row.
A further reservists from the 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment were sent to help .
The Defense secretary, Ben Wallace, said: “Our armed forces are always ready to support local authorities and communities whenever they need it.
“The rapid response of the army today will help with provision of flood relief to local communities in West Yorkshire.
“The government won’t hesitate to use all means at its disposal to mitigate the effects of Storm Dennis.” Ministry of Defense 🇬🇧 (@ Defense_QQ)
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