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UK: How safe is London from another major flood?

19 Feb 2015, Guardian, the

Londoners have a lot to thank the Thames’s flood defences for, chief among these being the Thames Barrier, reports The Guardian. The increasing number of times the Barrier has had to be closed in the past year to prevent flooding however, highlights the need for flood preparedness...


National Platform
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2007 340,000
Storm 1998 250,000
Flood 2007 30,000
Storm 2000 19,504
Storm 1996 12,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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