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Flood Trends In England

May 6, 2020
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By Paul Homewood

 

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The Environment Agency have been keeping annual summaries of the number of properties flooded in England.

I asked them if they have any data prior to 1998, but unfortunately the answer was no.

Nevertheless the table does put into perspective the February floods this year, and last autumn’s.

7 Comments
  1. Jonathan Scott permalink
    May 6, 2020 6:38 pm

    I find that very strange OR does the data not tell the story that those who pull their strings want it to? Maybe the question should have been “IS there any data from prior to when you came into existence?

    • May 7, 2020 5:19 am

      I don’t find it strange at all. The information is probably put there, but to collect it all from all the possible sources is likely to involve one heck of a lot of work. I suspect that this information was only asked for from the relevant authorities, from the date given.

  2. john cooknell permalink
    May 6, 2020 8:20 pm

    You have got to remember that around 2000 the science story was of severe drought to come, that is what the models predicted, but all we got was more of the same!

  3. May 6, 2020 9:57 pm

    Ok, can we not have every year since then, in year order? That table is about much use as … Yes I could type the data into Excel, but who is going to?
    Present what you want people to understand.

    RS

  4. David Virgo permalink
    May 7, 2020 2:44 pm

    What happened in the missing years (eg 2017) or were they zero? Why have some years been combined? Presumably the actual flooding did occur in one or the other, not at midnight on Dec 31?

    • May 7, 2020 5:53 pm

      I think the threshold for a “flood” is 250 homes, so presumably there was nothing major in 2017

      The combined yrs will be when winter floods spread over Dec to Feb

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