England Flood Defenses "Unfit For Purpose"

27 Jan 2021 by Local Press Report
LONDON

An estimated 3,460 of the UK’s “high consequence” flood defences were in such a state of disrepair in 2020 they were deemed unfit for purpose, according to Environment Agency inspectors. A report based on freedom of information requests found that 6 per cent of the UK’s flood prevention barriers and embankments – or one in 20 – were judged to be in so poor a condition in 2019/20 as to be effectively useless, the consequence of years of battering by heavy rainfall.

Source: The Independent

Source: The Independent