The UK has experienced several heavy floods over the last century affecting thousands of people and causing damages of millions of pounds. Today, 2.3 million homes and 185 000 businesses are in danger of flooding in England and Wales representing around £200bn worth of damages according to the Environment Agency. This phenomenon is expected to become more and more disastrous not only due to global warming but also due to other factors such as deforestation.
In order to avoid being affected by heavy floods, new houses are built on higher ground with materials that can resist heavy rainfall in the areas where this phenomenon is more frequent. Let’s discover some of the most disastrous floods recorded in the UK!