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Flooding in the UK

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by newfoundland, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. newfoundland

    newfoundland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The landscape in Cookham, Berkshire looks worse today than it did four weeks ago when the wealthy communter belt was first deluged with water from the River Thames Photo: INS


    This needs to be examined, analysed and understood in a holistic way, over a 20-30 year timescale, if we are to deal with flood risk and all the other different modern demands on land use in a manner which is affordable and sustainable in the long-term.

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    James Georgiadis pushes his boat along a flooded lane to his house n Wraysbury, England.The Environment Agency contiues to issue severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames in the commuter belt west of London.
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    This needs to be examined, analysed and understood in a holistic way, over a 20-30 year timescale, if we are to deal with flood risk and all the other different modern demands on land use in a manner which is affordable and sustainable in the long-term.


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    James Georgiadis pushes his boat along a flooded lane to his house n Wraysbury, England.The Environment Agency contiues to issue severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames in the commuter belt west of London.
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    This needs to be examined, analysed and understood in a holistic way, over a 20-30 year timescale, if we are to deal with flood risk and all the other different modern demands on land use in a manner which is affordable and sustainable in the long-term.


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    James Georgiadis pushes his boat along a flooded lane to his house n Wraysbury, England.The Environment Agency contiues to issue severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames in the commuter belt west of London.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    I saw those pictures on the news today.
    I hope you're high and dry.
     
  3. newfoundland

    newfoundland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are fine than you. We live in marshland on the East coast but we are surrounded by dykes and water is continually pumped out over the defences to the sea. Ironically because sea surges are a threat, we are better drained than areas away from the sea. Tonight we are expecting a hurricane to hit Wales and the West coast. Happy Days!!!
     
  4. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw the flooding in the news. Flooding scares me and there is hardly nothing we can do to prevent it. We build dykes, use sandbags, and other means, and still it comes. I live in NC and we occasionally have flooding in our area usually due to hurricanes and tropical storms. Stay high, dry, and safe!
     

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