For hundreds of years the Somerset levels, the Kent marshes and the fenlands of Norfolk, Cambridge and Lincolnshire have been the sponges which soaked up excessive rain and high tides. We have tried to control them, farm them and live on them without ever realising that one day the elements may be more than human hands can cope with. In addition we cover thousands of square miles of countryside with concrete and tarmac, then we wonder why it cannot absorb water.
area were flooded following the downpours.
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For the last 30 years or so successive Governments have allowed houses to be built on flood plains. People have been happy to buy the houses in these areas because they seemed rural and desirable. Now we have an exceptional series of weather events and it all somebody else fault.
Storms bring more chaos as flooding hits Stourport Express Star
Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, said 'difficult choices' would have to be made over what to protect because 'there is no bottomless purse' to pay for defences.
The riverside children's play area is also covered with water, and its paddling pool is below the water level too.
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After being rescued, he was given first aid and taken to Worcester Hospital for treatment. Flood barriers have already been put in place on the River Severn following a rise in water levels there and temporary flood defences are in place in Bewdley.
minute to call a government helpline for advice.
His warning comes after storms brought more chaos to waterlogged communities across Britain at the weekend. In the West Midlands a man had to be rescued from the edge of a fast flowing river, while car parks and this children's play Reebok Classic Leather Womens
Ambulance crews managed to pull a man to safety who had been stranded at the edge of a stretch of river at the back of the Technical College, Deansway, Worcester, at 1am yesterday.
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