Flood victims in Suffolk have still not returned to their homes, six months after being inundated during Storm Babet.

Homeowners in Framlingham are currently staying in holiday homes or alternative accommodation arranged by a housing association while they wait for their homes to dry out following the flooding in October.

Nick Corke, chief executive of charity Hour Community, said residents in Fairfield Road and at The Elms sheltered housing accommodation had moved into temporary accommodation, some of which was provided by Newtide Homes and that dehumidifiers were still being used to dry out walls.

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Cars were submerged and roads became impassable as the historic town was engulfed in brown water during heavy rainfall on October 20.

Mr Corke also revealed that 'a lot of people' were still waiting to be assessed for insurance money.

He said: "I think there is a varying degree of success with insurance companies. There are a lot of people doing work on their houses. There are a lot of people waiting to be assessed for grants."

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A report on the flooding, commissioned by Framlingham Town Council, will be revealed at the town's annual parish meeting in the Porter's Theatre at Framlingham College on Wednesday (April 24) at 7pm.

The Framlingham Flood Appeal, set up by Hour Community, has raised more than £30,000 to help provide residents with basic supplies following the flooding.

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Meanwhile, residents have received some money through a separate government flood recovery scheme, administered by East Suffolk Council, which has provided £500 grants and council tax reductions totalling £36,500.

A Debenham resident has revealed that villagers there are also faced with a similar situation regarding insurance payments.

She said: "Six months on, the majority of people are still battling with their insurance companies with respect to the damage caused by floodwater including raw sewage."

Residents of Needham Market were also badly affected by Storm Babet and Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, is due to meet with representatives of the Environment Agency and county council in the town's Pinecroft Way and Foxglove Avenue.

The meeting is an opportunity for residents to share their concerns about what plans were in place to safeguard against future flooding.

Mr Poulter said: “The fear of extreme weather once again bringing flooding to our communities is one I share with all those affected by the devastation of Storm Babet.

“Everyone in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich has a right to know that all reasonable measures are being taken to safeguard against future flooding and I am very glad that the Environment Agency and Suffolk County Council accepted my invitation to meet Needham Market and Barking residents.

“This is an issue I will continue to discuss with all parties until a conclusive resolution is reached.

"I have also recently tabled several parliamentary questions regarding the management of our region’s waterways to ensure the Government provides clear answers about what plans are in place to protect our communities and businesses.”

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