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Government gives immediate tax relief to those affected by flood damage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will receive immediate tax relief.

Environment Agency continues to tackle flooding across the UK

Ongoing river flooding continues to impact communities in parts of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
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Can the UK’s infrastructure cope with extreme weather?

As people across the country attempt to commute to work and school amid icy conditions, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the realities of climate change. Here we discuss if the UK's infrastructure is prepared to face these difficulties.
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WHO sends help to flooded populations across Africa

Erratic 2019 weather patterns have created increased flooded populations, bringing the sinister risk of water-borne diseases.

Hull’s £42 million tidal flood scheme given go ahead

£42 million tidal flood scheme has now had final sign off from the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Planning application submitted for Leeds flood defences

Plans for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk along the River Aire have now been submitted.
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Port of Blyth complete Northumberland £600,000 flood scheme

The Environment Agency and Port of Blyth have worked together to build a £600,000 flood wall to protect homes and businesses in Blyth.
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Coal Authority highlights green initiatives from Britain’s coal mines

To welcome Green GB Week, the Coal Authority has shown how its award-winning approach to delivering sustainable solutions has come from Britain’s coal mining legacy.
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Environment Agency says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next...

The Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Sir James Bevan has highlighted the need for a new approach in his keynote speech at the annual Flood and Coast Conference
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Households warned to be aware of flood risk from thawing snow

A flood resilience campaigner is warning households to be prepared for the thaw which could cause flooding following the recent spell of wintry conditions across the UK
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Exeter to begin work on flood defence scheme

Essential construction will begin on station road in April 2018 as part of a flood defence scheme
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Environment Agency launch campaign to prepare for frequent flooding

The Environment Agency have warned that climate change will cause more frequent flooding in the UK and have launched their 'Flood Action Campaign' to prepare those at risk.
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Environment Agency help children to prepare for floods at school

The Environment Agency are running ‘Flood Weeks’ at schools in the North East of England to help children prepare for floods in their local areas.
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£27 million flood scheme hopes to reduce property damage in Blackpool

A new £27 million flood scheme announced for Blackpool hopes to reduce the risk of flood damage for up to 4,800 coastal properties

Floods devastate India, Bangladesh, and Nepal

As recovery begins in Houston more than 1,200 people have been killed in floods throughout South Asia bringing the region to a standstill
Flood prevention in Oxfordshire receives £6.8m funding

Flood prevention in Oxfordshire receives £6.8m funding

Oxfordshire County Council revealed it has spent more than £6.8m funding on flood prevention over the past 10 years
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Local councils’ flood preparedness: How technology can help

Used proactively, technology can help local councils' flood preparedness and resilience in a number of ways, as Intermedix’s Ian Carr describes It is no secret that flooding has been a challenge that communities in the UK have faced time and again over the last few years. Ensuring their communities are...
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The future of UK flood policy

The Flood Re scheme may have bought some time, but UK flood policy needs to adapt fast according to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Catherine Burtle As we reflect on the year since storms Desmond, Eva and Frank caused the ‘most extreme floods on record’, the UK is slowly...
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Half of flood defence money to be spent around Thames Estuary

London and the Thames Estuary will benefit from £1.8 billion in new flood defence money, with eight times more per person allocated than in the north west Half of all flood defence money set aside under a £3.7bn national flood spending programme will be spent on protecting London and the...
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A future flood resilient built environment

One in 6 homes is now under threat of flooding from rivers, sea and surface water. BRE’s Centre for Resilience is calling for a new approach to dealing with the risks along with investment and the development of innovative technologies to improve flood resilience. Director of the Centre, Dr...

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