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NFF: A Manifesto For Flooded Communities

The National Flood Forum (NFF) is asking flood hit communities to help prepare a Manifesto for Action on Flooding.  Over the next two months they are asking individuals and Flood Action Groups across the country to tell them what they want the next government to do.  Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive of the NFF said “Flooding is hugely traumatic for those affected and its impacts can be life changing.  Every part of the country has been affected by serious flooding over the last five years and it is time for us to step up to the challenge and deal with it properly.” “That’s why the NFF believes that Government must change gear … “Survey available on this LINK …   www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk

‘Growth Drives UK Flooding Problems’
Part of the UK’s problem with flooding is self-imposed, new research suggests. The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas.  It says it is unclear if climate change is implicated in recent flooding.  But the Southampton University team urges government to continue spending on flood defences as more homes are likely to be vulnerable due to sea level rise and more intense rainfall …

Labour Claims Extra 330,000 UK Homes At Risk Of Flooding By 2035

Labour claim that the Conservative’s failure to invest in flood defences will put an extra 330,000 properties at serious risk by 2035. The Tories counter that they have actually cut the predicted number of homes at risk since Labour was in power.  The row has emerged as the Environment Agency issued new flood warnings as Britain was lashed by the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.  Both major political parties recognise that the issue is key in a number of battleground marginal seats, and that the risk of flooding is rising …

EA Hails Progress On South West Flood Defence Repairs

Somerset Levels Dredging Scheme On Schedule

2015 Dredging Budget ‘Not Enough’ for Somerset Says EA

Emergency Funding For Scottish Flood Damage

Somerset Flood Victims ‘Start Again’ With New Enviro Secretary

Boscastle Floods – Ten Years On

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