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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2007, 15:09 GMT 16:09 UK
Caravan option for flood victims
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Flood victims could be offered a static caravan to live in
The possibility of caravan sites dotted around Hull to house flood victims is being discussed by council officials and insurers.

Insurance firm Norwich Union has already got 200 static caravans in place in or near the driveways of people with uninhabitable properties.

The insurer has an option on the possible deployment of another 600 static caravans across the city.

A converted ferry could also be moored in the port to house flood victims.

A spokesman for Norwich Union said they were working with the city council to identify suitable sites for caravans.

But, he added, the siting of these parks was dependent on ensuring children could attend their usual school and people could travel to their places of work.

Because of a shortage of accessible accommodation in the city, some people may be asked to go to other cities and commute back to work.


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