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Polygon exercise tests flood response in south Wales

13 Apr 2016, BBC

Emergency services are taking part in a major exercise to replicate serious flooding across south Wales. Exercise Polygon will set different scenarios - including people trapped in homes in a flooded Cardiff and concerns over high water levels at the Pontsticill dam above Merthyr Tydfil.


General Facts
  • Population: 727 million (2005)
  • Density: 33 per sq km
  • Total Area: 22,050 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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