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Why don’t people install flood defences?
A feature on BBC Radio 4 Today show this morning, highlighted some of the reasons people don’t protect their properties, even if they live in a flood risk area.
Idea floated for canal city scheme…
It’s hard to escape the fact that sea levels are rising and land is sinking with the topic of climate change never far away from our televisions or internet.
Counting the cost of flood…
After experiencing relatively low levels of flooding this winter, it would be easy to dismiss the devastation of last year’s floods as a one off event but the reality is very different. Currently, around 5.3 million homes in the UK are at risk of flooding and the average annual cost to the economy is over £1.4 billion.
BBC Countryfile – Putting Flooding in Focus
It was refreshing to see BBC Countryfile on Sunday evening featuring a story from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), taking a pragmatic approach to the issue of flooding and the measures homeowners can take to protect their properties.
Frank Kelly Appears On Sky News
Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers, was invited to talk on Sky News on Monday 7th December, about the recent flooding in the North West of England.
Everyone is at risk…
The bad news is everyone is at risk from flooding, the good news is there are measures that can be used to mitigate the risk.