The past decade has seen destructive floods throughout the UK. With the future set to get wetter, there’s a greater urgency to upgrade flood defence systems and implement the latest drainage technologies and techniques to protect homes, infrastructure and lives.
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The past decade has seen widespread flooding in the UK, almost year-in year-out. Some of the most notable floods occurred in:
- 2000 – the autumn of 2000 was the wettest since records began with almost 10,000 homes flooded throughout England and Wales, causing £3.5 billion worth of damage.
- 2007 – the wettest May to July since records began was recorded in 2007, when the UK experienced further severe flooding.
- 2009 – in November 2009, flooding in Cumbria resulted in catastrophic damage to homes and infrastructure, with the town’s vital Northside Bridge collapsing.