'If I can be of use to you I will' Boris Johnson promises flood hit residents

13 November 2019, 12:11

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Watch the moment Boris Johnson is talked into taking flood relief supplies in his Ministerial car as he visits flood-hit communities in South Yorkshire.

The Prime Minister was visiting Stainforth meeting with locals who have faced days of flooding.

"Are you going into Fishlake?" One local resident asks Mr Johnson before adding "are you gonna take some supplies."

The local tells the Prime Minister "if you've got a vehicle out there, we could put some supplies in."

"If I can be of use to you I will," Mr Johnson tells him before one local quipped "Bois you might need some waders on."

Video from the LBC News reporter on the scene then shows local volunteers loading supplies into the Prime Minister's Land Rover.

The Prime Minister was talked into taking supplies in his official vehicle
The Prime Minister was talked into taking supplies in his official vehicle. Picture: LBC News

Earlier, the PM faced complaints that he's been too slow to help flood victims as he met some of those affected in South Yorkshire.

Mr Johnson told reporters he understood the anger of residents at the Government.

He said: "I perfectly understand how people feel and you can understand the anguish a flood causes.

"The shock of seeing your property engulfed by water is huge and also the anxiety of what may still be to come and I do thank the emergency services for everything they are doing."

There are 34 flood warnings still in place across England, in locations from Somerset and East Sussex in the South, to as far north as the Lower River Nidd near Harrogate in Yorkshire, and the Holderness Drain in east Yorkshire.