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London :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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A band of heavy rain swept across the South West, West Wales and southern England on Friday evening bringing up to 30mm to already-saturated ground. Kate Marks, the Environment Agency's flood risk manager, said: "A low pressure system combining with

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Somerset :: NJ :: USA | 6 months ago

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30 January 2014 0 View comments Troops were on standby last night as Somerset was braced for more floods and Environment Secretary Owen Paterson admitted it could take 20 years to solve the area's problems. High winds, torrential rain and a tidal

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London :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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Environment Agency 'worked socks off' over floods About 11,500 hectares (28,420 acres) of the Somerset Levels are inundated by about 65 million cubic metres of water The head of the Environment Agency has defended its handling of the floods, saying

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Nuneaton :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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Communities across southern England have been told to prepare for possible flooding as further heavy rain is forecast for today through to Tuesday. The Environment Agency (EA) has eight flood warnings in place for the south west, which mean flooding

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New York :: NY :: USA | 6 months ago

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Precautions needed now' The fire service have been warning residents to prepare for possible further flooding Precautions to stop damage to property and risk to life "need to be taken now" as further rain is predicted to hit Somerset, the council has

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London :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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The residents of Muchelney are rightly proud of their church. St Peter and St Paul's dates back to the days of the Domesday Book and dominates the surrounding countryside of the Somerset Levels. In recent weeks, though, it has become not just a place

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London :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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Natural flood defences, like felling trees into rivers to slow their flow, have proved successful Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker. He

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New York :: NY :: USA | 6 months ago

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Flood funds gap 'puts 250,000 homes at risk' Environment analyst Some 250,000 more homes could face significant flooding by 2035 A quarter of a million more homes are expected to face significant flooding by 2035 because of a shortfall in funding, an

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Brighton :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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Government investment on flood defences has in fact gone down under the Coalition despite repeated claims that it had risen to record levels, ministers were forced to concede. Dan Rogerson, the Environment minister, said that spending had fallen to £

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London :: United Kingdom | 6 months ago

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David Shukman meets some of the lucky survivors Nearly 50 of Britain's special wildlife sites were hit in the "devastating" recent flooding, according to a new assessment. Initial surveys have revealed how storms and surges breached embankments and

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