Floods In The North West


By Paul Homewood



More bad weather for the North West, although this time just slightly south of Cumbria, which has been worst hit this month.

It is tragic for anybody whose homes have been flooded, so it is particularly insensitive and insulting when the Floods Minister, Rory Stewart, tries to link it to climate change:

Mr Stewart, whose constituency of Penrith and The Border, lies in the flood zone, said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We’re looking potentially again today at maybe a month’s rainfall coming in a day. That’s falling on ground that’s very saturated. As the rain falls, the rivers respond very quickly. Certainly what we’ve seen is rainfall levels that nobody’s ever seen before.

“If somebody had said two years ago when we were designing these flood defences that we could get 13 inches of rain in a day, the answer from the engineers would…

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