Blackpool safe for 100 years

Millions of people visit Blackpool every year - one of the UK's biggest tourist attractions, but Blackpool's famous seafront has always been a likely flood candidate, despite previous efforts to aid in its' defence, but that all changed recently. This week Blackpool's £27 million flood defence system was unveiled with the hope that this newly [...]

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Are weather warnings really enough?

Our current and only real way of knowing when to expect flooding is via the met office and their flood warnings, whether it be via a yellow, amber or red flood warning. For those that don't know, yellow means "be aware", amber means "be prepared" and red "take action", but do these warnings do themselves [...]

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Here comes Brian!

Ophelia is the latest hurricane to have terrorized us. The rest of the world looked on in devastation as Hurricane Harvey and Irma destroyed many parts of America, and now it seems that that fate is now ours ( although not as bad we hope). The worst of Ophelia is now over, having travelled the majority of its' [...]

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Who’s next?

For the last month or so the US has been plagued by floods as a result of hurricanes and storms, most notably Harvey, Irma and now Maria. They came after we experienced some quite torrid weather within the UK, but what we experienced didn't even come close in terms of impact. The Storms within the [...]

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Stuck in a flood.

It's very unlikely to happen, but getting stuck in floodwater while in your car can be very dangerous and is one of the many causes of the rising death toll in some recent floods. Although unlikely, nothing is impossible. As flood experts we'd like to make you aware of how to escape your vehicle, should you [...]

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Then and now.

It's not often that we find ourselves looking too far into the future when it comes to flooding. Mainly because floods are unexpected and require immediate attention, but also because most of us like to live in the moment and forget about thirty years from now! Whether you want to or not, lets forget about [...]

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How are they named?

Today's focus will be on the bringers of floods; storms! - but did you ever wonder how or why they're given their names? You won't be surprised to know that there isn't somebody that just picks the names out of a hat the minute we hear news that a storm is coming. A storm is [...]

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Oh My Crops!

Floods can have devastating affects on all aspects of farming; livestock, land, buildings and homes. Without much room for prevention on such a large size and scale farmers are often left at the mercy of floods, however, there are certain steps that can be taken to help. One of these ways is to have a [...]

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Britains Worst Flood To Date?

The floods of 1947 are used as the benchmark for measuring against all British floods, which shows the extent of the impact that they had on our country all those years ago, as they still resonate with many of us today. At this point in time Britain had barely recovered from the second world war [...]

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Beavers Are Our Best Friends

From the title you might have guessed today's blog is all about beavers. This week the guardian produced a very interesting article, particularly to flood experts like ourselves. Who would have thought? Beavers might be our saviours when it comes to flooding - maybe Noah should have taken more than two of them on his [...]

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