Floods

Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK
Storm, UK Flooding
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Weather warning: threat to life as rains deluge UK

North-west England, Wales and parts of the west country experiencing heavy rainfall
10 Mar 2020
Are UK food prices about to surge?
Flooded fields in Herefordshire
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Are UK food prices about to surge?

Crops washout and coronavirus panic buying causing widespread shortages
2 Mar 2020
What to expect from Storm Jorge
Storm, UK Flooding
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What to expect from Storm Jorge

Many parts of the UK and Ireland are braced for more flooding and 70mph winds
28 Feb 2020
When will the rain stop?
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When will the rain stop?

Met Office forecasts more rainfall in first half of March, potentially exacerbating flooding across the UK
26 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’
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Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 February
26 Feb 2020
What to do in the event of a flood
Storm Dennis flooding
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What to do in the event of a flood

More than 400 homes and businesses in UK are flooded. Here’s how to cope
18 Feb 2020
Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?
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Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?

New forecasting project will cost £1.2bn of public money
17 Feb 2020

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Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?
Storm Dennis flooding
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Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?

Record number of alerts in place after second storm in seven days causes chaos
17 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what we know
Storm Ciara
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Storm Dennis: what we know

More wet and windy weather set to hit UK just a week after Storm Ciara
12 Feb 2020
Boris Johnson under attack for response to floods - again
UK floods
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Boris Johnson under attack for response to floods - again

Prime minister faces second month of criticism over his response to the issue
24 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex
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Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 15 November
15 Nov 2019
More than 140 flood warnings in place as travel chaos spread
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More than 140 flood warnings in place as travel chaos spread

Record rainfall as winter starts early in the UK
15 Nov 2019
Venice mayor blames climate change for ‘apocalyptic’ floods
Venice flooding
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Venice mayor blames climate change for ‘apocalyptic’ floods

Luigi Brugnaro calls for action after high tides kill two
14 Nov 2019
Boris Johnson under fire for response to flooding
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Boris Johnson under fire for response to flooding

Prime minister accused of ‘utterly outrageous’ lack of concern
13 Nov 2019
Extreme weather of 2019 - in pictures
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Extreme weather of 2019 - in pictures

Environmentalists say climate crisis is exacerbating natural disasters
11 Nov 2019
More flooding expected after ‘raging waters swamped homes’
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More flooding expected after ‘raging waters swamped homes’

More than 100 flood warnings in place in northern England after worsening disruption
8 Nov 2019
Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning
Spain flooding
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Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning

‘Extreme risk’ alert as two people die in storm sweeping across Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Almeria
13 Sep 2019
Droughts and floods: the UK’s worrying climate future
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Droughts and floods: the UK’s worrying climate future

Two alarming reports predict more extreme weather events for northern England
29 Aug 2019
West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day
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West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day

Met Office weather alert warns of strong winds, flooding and travel disruption
16 Aug 2019
UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn called for better flood defences and said cuts to emergency services have become a serious issue
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UK towns ‘may need to be abandoned’ due to flood threat

Environment Agency warns ‘we cannot win war against water’
9 May 2019
Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures
VENICE, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Tourists carry a stroller through the flood waters on October 29, 2018 in Venice, Italy. Today due to the exceptional level of the "acqua alta" that reaced 156 cm
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Venice hit by worst floods in ten years - in pictures

High tide flooding closes shops, schools and tourist spots
30 Oct 2018
Record rainfall in Japan leaves 81 people dead
Japanese soldiers have been called in to assist rescue efforts
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Record rainfall in Japan leaves 81 people dead

Death toll continues to rise after flash flooding and landslides
9 Jul 2018
Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave
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Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave

Rescuers are unsure where to look for the young players, who got stuck in a network of caves last Saturday
29 Jun 2018
VIDEO: ‘Once in a millennium’ flood ravages Maryland town
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VIDEO: ‘Once in a millennium’ flood ravages Maryland town

National Guardsman missing after being swept away by rushing water in Ellicott City
29 May 2018
Israel: arrests after ten teenagers drown in flash flood
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Israel: arrests after ten teenagers drown in flash flood

Victim had warned friends ‘we’re going to die’ after organisers disregarded weather warnings
27 Apr 2018
EU referendum: What to do if your polling station is flooded
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EU referendum: What to do if your polling station is flooded

Torrential rain overnight has led to at least two offices in Kingston having to be closed
23 Jun 2016
Almost a third of Tube stations 'at risk of flooding'
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Almost a third of Tube stations 'at risk of flooding'

'Only a matter of time' before heavy rainfall strikes London's transport network, report warns
11 Apr 2016
Cameron pledges £40m to bolster 'overwhelmed' flood defences
Storm Desmond flooding, Carlisle
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Cameron pledges £40m to bolster 'overwhelmed' flood defences

Extra spending comes after claims of 'full-level mismanagement' at Environment Agency
4 Jan 2016
Storm Desmond: is climate change to blame?
Storm Desmond flooding, Carlisle
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Storm Desmond: is climate change to blame?

Government faces questions over cuts and failed flood defences as the clean-up operation continues
8 Dec 2015
UK weather: selfies warning issued ahead of Storm Barney
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UK weather: selfies warning issued ahead of Storm Barney

With winds of up to 80mph forecast from Storm Barney, public are warned not to risk photographs
17 Nov 2015
Texas floods bring a tide of snakes, alligators and a coffin
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Texas floods bring a tide of snakes, alligators and a coffin

More than 1,000 snakes try to escape rising waters by sheltering in kitchens, linen closets and on patios
29 May 2015
What are 'super tides' and why are we seeing them in 2015?
 In February this year people walked in flood water in Moorland on the Somerset Levels
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What are 'super tides' and why are we seeing them in 2015?

Rare astronomical alignment means high tides will be higher than usual at certain times this year
23 Feb 2015
Flood defences: £2.3bn fund will protect 300,000 homes
 In February this year people walked in flood water in Moorland on the Somerset Levels
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Flood defences: £2.3bn fund will protect 300,000 homes

Labour says government flooding investment is just a re-announcement of funding confirmed last year
2 Dec 2014
FLOODS: Ministers to quiz insurers
DATCHET, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17:A woman navigates past sandbags on February 17, 2014 in Chertsey, United Kingdom. The Environment Agency continues to issue severe flood warnings for a n
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FLOODS: Ministers to quiz insurers

Final floods damage bill could cost insurers as much as £1bn, prompting fears of a rise in premiums
18 Feb 2014