Flood Risk Management is very important because of the dangers floods can cause, a lot of people picture floods as being small but the truth is even small floods can be deadly. Floods can happen in many different places including on the road, at home or even in the workplace. Also many UK tourists have been caught up in floods when they have been on holiday in a different country and in many cases people have died.
Some floods can happen without any type of warning when people least expect the floods. Its very important to know exactly what to do and even prepare for floods specially if you live in a high flood risk area.
In 2014 the year’s extreme weather has caused severe flooding in many parts of the UK. Their has been a lot of rain and bad weather, according to records it shows England has had the wettest January since the records began. The records began in 1766 so as you can clearly see the rain is getting a lot more stronger, also it will turn out to be the wettest winter since records began in the UK. Over 5,000 homes and businesses have been flooded since December 2013 according to the BBC news.
In the year 2000 the UK had the wettest autumn on the record in the UK according to the Met Office which states that 10,000 businesses and homes was flooded in over 700 locations across the UK
Floods can turn peoples lives upside down, in a lot of situations people need to be evacuate from their flooded homes. In some cases it can take months before the families are able to clear the mess up and move back home. Also floods can end peoples businesses in some cases insurance companies do not pay out if the business is not covered for floods and that can then be the end of a business. This is also just one of the reasons why people need to be prepared for floods and make sure they are fully covered.
For some expert information on floods you can visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/. You will find some very useful information on many different subjects on floods.
Flooding may be extreme now but also when the Bristol channel bursts its river banks 1607, 2,000 died and this was the worst natural disaster in the UK history. In 1607 it was known as the tsunami, also known, more , as the Bristol Channel Floods. It was on the morning of January 20th, the Bristol channel burst so fast that people could not out run it. within a few hours 20 villages was under water and over 2,000 people had died.