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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Sea wall repairs using a helicopter demonstrated Reply with quote

A farmer on one of the most remote islands in Essex has devised a way of carrying out emergency repairs to flood defences by using a helicopter.

The idea involves flying huge sacks of rock and other material and then dropping them into areas where the current sea wall has been damaged.

Peter Philpot of Potton Island, near Southend, has demonstrated his plan to representatives from over 20 agencies.

Full report and pictures

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8966000/8966511.stm
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