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Flood Risk – The Impact on Property

Flooding in the UK is on the rise. Reports of flooding are now on average twice as frequent as they were 100 years ago, and experts are predicting a significant increase in flood risk in the coming years. The causes: changing weather patterns, the amount of new development on low-lying areas, and other local factors such as the condition of drainage systems. Environment Agency figures show that of the 28 million homes in the UK, 5 million are currently 'at Read More...

Increased Flood Risk is the Greatest Threat to the UK

The third in a series of annual reports from the Adaptation Sub-Committee exploring what should be done in England to prepare for flooding caused by climate change. In the UK, the most significant early impacts of climate change are likely to be increases in the frequency and severity of extreme weather – heatwaves and flooding, and possibly storms and drought. Enhancing resilience to extreme weather will be an important aspect of future economic competitiveness. Adaptation of the built environment will Read More...

How Much Could a Flood Cost You?

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Flood Facts. Types of Floods

Surface water flooding The ground may become saturated and the drains and sewers, which carry away surface water, may not be able to cope, leading to surface water flooding. It is estimated that nearly 4m UK properties are at risk. River flooding River flooding occurs when rivers and streams are unable to carry away floodwaters within their usual drainage channels. Coastal flooding Coastal flooding is caused by high tides coinciding with a low-pressure storm system, which raises sea and tidal water levels, overwhelming coastal Read More...

Flooding & Landslides Causing Havoc

Flooding and landslides have caused havoc in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina after the region suffered its worst rainfall in more than a century. The disastrous May floods in the Balkans, described as the worst in 120 years, never really went away. Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro have all experienced flooding since then. For more pictures on this story, visit The Guardians website Read More...
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