Articles tagged "uk floods"

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Severe floods hit England's Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen...

March 17, 2019

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Storm "Angus" batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

Storm "Angus" hit the UK with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high waves on November 20, 2016. Widespread flooding was reported, and about 100 people were evacuated. France, Netherlands and Germany also reported severe weather conditions due to the deep...

November 21, 2016

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British government failing to protect communities from the growing risk of flooding

A report published last week by the UK’s Environment Audit Committee warns that there has been a lack of effective long-term strategic planning in the UK about how to manage flood risk. The Committee urged the Government to stop being reactive and adopt a...

June 13, 2016

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After wettest December on record, another round of severe weather to hit UK

December 2015 is already a record breaking month for rainfall in parts of the UK. The spell of wet weather spread across portions of north Wales and northwest England on December 26, 2015 brought flooding to the area already saturated with water. The highest amount...

December 29, 2015

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Water-saturated Cumbria floods again as persistent heavy rains continue across UK

Persistent flooding continues in the county of Cumbria, northern England, enhanced by another round of heavy rainfall which battered the country on December 9, 2015. This is the third major flood reported in the region in the last 10 years. Water-saturated grounds...

December 10, 2015

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Major storms and flooding disasters not as unprecedented as commonly thought

A team of scientists from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Cambridge and Glasgow have digged through the historic flooding records to put the recent major flooding disasters in perspective. According to their analysis, events such as Storm "Desmond" are...

December 10, 2015

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UK and Ireland under water as Storm "Desmond" sets new all-time UK rainfall record

Storm "Desmond" heavily battered parts of UK and Ireland with extreme rainfall and strong winds on December 4 and 5, 2015. The storm wreaked havoc across the affected areas with devastating, life-threatening flood as the amount of received rainfall set a...

December 07, 2015

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Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" flood parts of UK and Ireland

Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" have brought heavy rainfall to parts of UK and Ireland during November 14 and 15, 2015. Overflowing rivers flooded parts of England, Wales and Ireland. Luckily, no victims have been reported....

November 16, 2015

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Atmospheric rivers caused the UK's worst floods

Huge atmospheric rivers that wind their way through the skies have been linked to the 10 largest winter floods in the UK since the 1970s. A study of similar systems in California suggests that such floods could become more frequent and severe if greenhouse gas

November 19, 2011