Now the flood waters are going down, its time to learn some lessons about what went wrong. Yes there was an exceptional amount of rain, but with climate change this will happen more often.
Some ideas; protect utilities like water and power stations. Survey of storm drains, some need cleaning/ upgrading. Stop building on the flood plane, asking for trouble, and it makes flooding worse for everyone else.
What about renationalising the utilities? Since prvatisation some water companies are said not to communicate with local authorities
(see www.npta.org.uk/assets/documents/RodentReportJan07.pdf). Some wernt signed up for the environment agencies flood warnings for a start.
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