Importance Of Flood Maps In The United KingdomMap Man, · Categories: real estate · Tags: flood defences, flood mapping, flood maps, flood protection
The United Kingdom has a lot of rivers and as an island state there is also an extensive coastline. During summer of 2007, there was a massive amount of extreme weather that resulted in a lot of rain and flooding. The damage done was worth over £3 billion. The climate continues to change and heavy rain occurs even in the summer months. The possibility of the rising sea levels will lead to more flooding on coasts and up rivers. This is bad news for everyone especially those living in a flood zone. People should start by performing a flood risk assessment of their properties.