High tide flooding NOAA: ‘June 6, 2018 The increase in annual high tide flood days for South Atlantic states (2000-2018) As relative sea level increases, it no longer takes a strong storm or a hurricane to cause coastal high tide flooding. High tide flooding causes frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains, and compromised infrastructure. People living […]

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New £63 million defence scheme is turning the tide against floods in Rossall, on North West coast. A multi-million pound coastal defence scheme to shore up Rossall’s sea defences while reducing flood risk to 7,500 homes has been officially opened today (1st June 2018). It is one of the single biggest investments in a single […]

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Flash floods – convective rain – is becoming a much more regular, normal occurrence. You’ll see headlines of the type ‘June’s rainfall falls in an hour’ much more routinely. Flash flooding raises considerable difficulties because of the highly localised nature of the flooding and the sheer volumes of water and the speed of the flood. […]

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