Friday, 19 June 2009

One in six UK homes 'at risk of flooding'

One in six homes in England is at risk of flooding, the Environment Agency warned today.

And with climate change likely to raise the risk of flooding through rising sea levels and more rainstorms, £20bn needs to be invested in flood defences to protect properties in the next 25 years, the agency said.Read the full article here. More from the BBC here.

Here are the top 10 local authorities with the highest number of properties in areas with a significant chance of flooding:

Boston district: 23,700
North Somerset: 20,415
East Lindsey district: 14,949
Windsor and Maidenhead: 11,477
Kingston upon Hull: 9,825
Shepway district: 9,065
Sedgemoor district: 8,092
East Riding of Yorkshire: 7,513
Runnymede district: 7,007
Warrington: 6,533

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