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Major incident declared on Somerset Levels as more heavy rain on the way

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    Amber warning in place.
  • Major incident declared by both Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council.
  • 10 to 20mm of rain expected to fall.
  • Experts tell public to "be prepared" for further flooding.

Comments


Guy Smiley 12:44pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Breaking News!

Area at or below sea level and artificially drained using diesel or electric pumps has flooded due to heavy rain.

When will we learn that this area naturally floods, has flooded for thousands of years and will continue to flood regardless of how many pumps are installed.

Score: 6
lordgodalmighty 12:10pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Its incredible to think we have an education system that educates from the age of 4 up to 20s, we have environment records going back centuries and yet the builders and the architects of britain still build houses below the expected flood limits. Even a thong and sticks tribe in the rainforest know to build their huts on stilts to avoid the rainy season floods.

Score: 2
St. Austell 3:55pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Guy Smiley wrote…


Breaking News!

Area at or below sea level and artificially drained using diesel or electric pumps has flooded due to heavy rain.

When will we learn that this area naturally floods, has flooded for thousands of years and will continue to flood regardless of how many pumps are installed.

But think of the prosperous Dutch were so much of their land is marginally below sea level!

Score: 1

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