“The Great Flood” – June 2007

Severe flooding in England and Wales over the last few days has sadly resulted in the loss of 3 lives and 100s of people have been forced to evacuate from their homes. Although the weather is reported to be set to ease, with saturated soils and rivers at or over maximum capacity, many areas are still under high alert. In South Yorkshire, hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes due to fears that a dam wall may be set to burst due to the pressures exerted following the torrential rain. The floods have already caused widespread disruption, with schools being closed, homes flooded and roads being bought to a standstill causing travel chaos.

Mr Pinks has produced this excellent presentation to show the effects of the floods on people, landscape and businesses.

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