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The importance of protecting agricultural land from flooding

The National Farmers Union is outlining its case in its new Flooding Manifesto, which insists that further funding is needed to make coastal farmland more resilient when extreme weather hits and tidal surges put pressure on defenses.

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MPs demand an end to ‘fragmented’ flood management

A panel of MPs are claiming the Government needs to tackle urgently what it considers ‘fragmented and ineffective’ flood management. However, ministers have rejected the Commons Environment Committee’s criticism that more needs to be done on how flooding is affecting home insurance and local authority planning. One idea proposed by the Environment, Food and Rural […]

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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 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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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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