CATHAL MCNAUGHTON / REUTERS
February 18, 2014
A teddy bear floats in the flooded main street of the Somerset village of Moorland, February 13, 2014. British ministers will meet representatives of the insurance industry on Tuesday, February 18, who will brief them on their progress in dealing with victims of winter floods across southern England. Some areas of England have been under water for more than a month after the wettest January on record, leaving homeowners displaced and crops ruined. Storms have even washed away key railway lines along the coast. Analysts at Deloitte have estimated the bill for repairs could reach 1 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) if heavy rains continue into the spring.