The Hull Daily Mail has presented a multimedia dossier highlighting its coverage of the floods crisis to a government minister supporting calls for millions of pounds of relief and reconstruction in East Yorkshire.
Reporter Katy Wood handed a disk containing a package of video reports and pictures of the floods to communities minister John Healey, who is the co-ordinating the Government’s response to the devastation.
Hull City Council used front pages and pictures from the Mail to demonstrate to the minister the extent of the damage.
Wood, who was born and bred in Hull, said: ‘My family has been personally affected by the floods, so I was happy to be able to hand a folder of our coverage over to the minister.
‘I hope it will help him and his colleagues to understand the scale of the damage and devastation in this region.”
Hull, where an estimated 15,000 houses were flooded, was labelled the ‘forgotten city’of the floods as it took 10 days for the national media to descend on the city after the torrent on 25 June.
The delayed national media attention prompted Prime Minister Gordon Brown to visit Hull and announce an initial £14 million relief package for flood-hit areas in the north of England.