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Climate change adviser tells government a better flood plan is needed

Oxford University’s Professor John Krebs is telling the Climate Change Committee that Britain still lacks a plan to deal with flooding.

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Committee demands flood-risk management overhaul

The Environment and Rural Affairs committee is issuing its suggestions for changing the way we cope with the growing tide of flooding events across the UK. 

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Beavers slow down rivers and preventing flash-flooding

Beavers have been reintroduced to the UK and are reshaping land to be flood-resistant.

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Weather leads to severe flooding in Falmouth, Camborne and Redruth.

It was the hottest September day since 1911 in the south east of England – however, in Cornwall, it turned out to be among the wettest.

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The late summer floods hit festivals and test flood defences

Flooding

Braunton suffered severe flooding on Boxing Day 2012 and thus sparked a stream of works to rectify the North Devon town’s problems.

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The Prime Minister to publish the Flood Resilience Review

The report was commissioned in the wake of the catastrophic flooding which hit Leeds, York and the Calder Valley last winter.

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89% of commercial flood claims have been settled

The Spectator has published an article explaining how domestic flooding insurance claims are being settled. It claims 95% have been settled either fully or partly.

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New advances in monitoring drying using wireless technology

Richfords Fire & Flood has developed a system which enables technicians to reduce the amount of site visits to monitor the progress of drying properties after flooding or an escape of water.

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Torrential rain creates flash floods in US city

6.5 inches of water fell on Maryland which led to a torrent of water rushing through the main street of Elliot City.

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Heavy rainfall costs £1million

Almost one million pounds is being spent by a water company to cope with sewer capacity after heavy rainfall.

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