Flooding in London

Date published: 
01 November 2002

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This report examines the three main flooding risks to London - the Thames Tide, rivers and sewers - and examines both the extent of the risk and how it will be affected by the impact of climate change. The most immediate risks are from the drainage system and from certain stretches of the Thames and its tributaries as a consequence of heavy rainfall. The report makes recommendations on the gathering of more comprehensive information on flood risk to London, on the need to improve our emergency preparedness, on how best to minimise the dangers of flooding in a sustainable way, on post-flood recovery and insurance cover.

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