Summer floods in Britain – 2007 – what was the cause and are we prepared for floods in the future?

Just how much wetter than “normal” was it?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6981386.stm 

This article details a report which suggests that Britain is unprepared for the scale of flooding likely to happen in the future, based on the problems caused in summer 2007:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7386383.stm

Some people are worried that they won’t be able to get insurance against the risk of future flooding:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7037183.stm

Insurers claim that the government is not investing enough in flood defences:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7036904.stm

In March 2008, thousands of people had still not been able to return to their homes:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7310867.stm

Money has been made available from the EU, but there is uncertainty over who will benefit:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7290957.stm

Many areas that were flooded in 2007 remain vulnerable and it could cost millions to protect them from future flooding and protect the country’s essential infrastructure:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7386383.stm

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