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Jeremy Corbyn visits the flood victims in the Wordsworth Gardens of Rhydyfelin, Wales (Image: Matthew Horwood / Getty)

His blow came after the Labor leader rescued Boris Johnson for failing to visit areas damaged by the flood. Corbyn said the Prime Minister, who worked in Downing Street and Chevening Houser’s favor and favor residence in Kent, should “go talk” to the families dealing with the consequences of the floods.

Eustice said: “Jeremy Corbyn should not try to politicize floods, he should support the government’s move to support and work with emergency personnel who work tirelessly to help all affected.

“We are investing £ 2.6 billion in flood defenses, which have already protected 200,000 properties that would otherwise have been affected by the floods. We know there is still a long way to go – which is why our manifesto has pledged us an additional £ 4 billion for flood defenses and today we have come up with new measures to help communities directly affected. “

Tobias Ellwood, a former defense deputy, added: “When a prime minister, or even a deputy, shows up, he actually acts as a distraction.”

Flood alarms were erected across Britain

Flood alarms were erected across Britain (Image: Getty)

Corbyn went to the homes of several residents who lived in Wordsworth Gardens, Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd yesterday.

He said the government would have to convene the Cobra emergency committee to oversee the flood response.

“Unfortunately, I am not surprised, but I think it is the duty of the Prime Minister to be there in places where there are difficulties, whether there are elections or not,” he said.

“And I came today, not to interfere with any recovery work, but only to listen to people and listen to their experiences, and it’s heartbreaking.

“People told me about the photos they lost, the furniture that was damaged and the things they were saved for and that very few people have any insurance coverage because they can’t get insurance coverage because they are in the flood risk area .

“And this is an area of ​​national politics that needs to be looked at.”

Asked if he had received a message for the Prime Minister, Corbyn said: “Go visit people, go talk to them, go see what it is like when you have waste water in your kitchen, go see how is when you lose all your personal belongings and think about it.

“Think how you would feel if your house was flooded.”

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A woman had to be saved from the floods (Image: Getty)

Corbyn added: “You can only feel sympathy and empathy for them because you are at home, you sleep and feel a loud bang and you don’t know what it is.

“Then go out and see that the walls have been torn down by the flood and that the flood is entering your home.

“A lady was telling me that her 18-year-old son came out of the flood and managed to find the flood defense barrier and attack it, which didn’t stop all the water from getting in but helped save a lot of things in their home.

“Another told me how they hunted a fence to get their kids out.

“People support each other. It is the sense of strength of a community where everyone knows and speaks to each other.

Much of the country has been flooded

Much of the country has been flooded (Image: Getty)

“Surely the message here from South Wales across the UK is that strong communities do things together.”

Corbyn was accompanied on a visit by Councilor Maureen Webber, who represents the area of ​​Council Rhondda Cynon Taff, Mick Antoniw, a member of the local assembly and Christina Rees MP, shadow secretary of state for Wales.

Selena Adamiec, 36, told Corbyn how she woke up at 3 am after hearing a massive “explosion” of the floodwaters that destroyed a nearby wall.

“I’ve been here for a year and I’ve just finished decorating, that’s the unfortunate thing,” he said.

“I can’t thank you enough. I was alone here with my son and the community came together and this makes you overcome this.”

Another resident, Richard Oliver, 43, told Corbyn how a couple of local residents cleared an underground debris channel that allowed flood water to escape, otherwise it could have been worse.

“The force of the water was so strong that it seemed to come out of one of those disastrous films,” said Oliver.

“When the wall collapsed, it was such a bang, and I managed to get up and lift the gate just in time.

“We just lost the carpets and managed to get the door up in time. We are much luckier than other people.”

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