Flood for thought: Pluvial flooding

The final part of our 'Flood for thought' series this month will cover 'Pluvial flooding' also known as surface flooding. There is more to flooding than just coastal and river flooding. It is suggested that between 2 and 3 million people are at risk of pluvial flooding in the UK, which is around 1/3 of [...]

Flood for thought: Flash Flooding

This week in our series of 'Flood for thought' we're going to be covering flash flooding. We hope to help you to gain a greater understanding of what flash flooding is, how to avoid it and how to tell if you're at risk. 'Speed' is the key word that comes to mind when I think [...]

Flood for thought: Fluvial flooding

Back with another installment of flood for thought, today we're going to be covering fluvial flooding, also known as river flooding. Fluvial flooding is one of the two main categories of flooding - fluvial or pluvial. (we'll be covering pluvial next week) Looks can be deceptive. A calm, gently flowing river might not seem like [...]

Flood for thought: Coastal floods

There are many different types of floods, each being different in the way that they occur, the amount of damage that is caused and the methods used to prevent them. Today we're going to be looking at the ins and outs of coastal floods. By the end of this blog you'll be an expert. What [...]