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16/01/2015

Turning the tide

Words: Mark Smulian
Flooding in the UK

The Treasury has vowed to fund more than 1,400 flood defence projects to protect 300,000 homes. The £2.3bn investment will help prevent £30bn damage in areas including the Thames and Humber Estuaries over six years. But amid climate change can it ever be a winnable battle? Mark Smulian reports

The North-South divide is much discussed, but the UK has an East-West one too.
 
Prevailing winds tend to make UK’s western half wetter and so prone to flooding.
 
The East’s low-lying coastal areas though do not escape – indeed, the East Coast floods of 1953 saw the UK’s worst 20th century pe.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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