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Britain’s flood management chief quits after criticism

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HEAVY FLOODING. Rescuers work to evacuate residents from their flooded homes in North Yorkshire, Britain, on December 28, 2015. The nearby river Ouse burst its banks after heavy rainfall over Christmas and Boxing Day, causing widespread flooding across the north of Britain. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/EPA
Philip Dilley, who drew flak for vacationing while the UK was flooded, says he can’t work ‘at short notice’

LONDON, United Kingdom (Jan. 12, 2016) — The head of the British agency that manages flood risks resigned on Monday, January 11 (Tuesday, January 12 in Manila) after coming under fire for not returning from holiday in Barbados during last month’s heavy rains in northern England.

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