UK Floods

Why UK Co-ops Are Supporting Hurricane And Flood-Hit Areas

Ed Mayo | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

Emergencies like the hurricanes in the Americas or the floods in South Asia are prompts not just for government action but also for a new spirit of self-help and mutual aid.

Second Hurricane Threatens The Caribbean As Irma Batters Cuba On Its Deadly Path To Florida

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK

Hurricane Irma has ravaged Cuba with tree-bending winds, lashing rain and huge waves on its deadly path to the US, while a second hurricane threatens ...

At Least 1,200 People Have Been Killed In Devastating Floods In South Asia

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

At least 41 million people have been affected in three countries as heavy flooding continues to wreak havoc in South Asia. The heavy rains have claim...

Donald Trump Slammed For 'Weird' And 'Boastful' Tweets During Hurricane Harvey

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s response to the devastating Category 4 hurricane currently battering Texas has been described as “weird”, “boastful” and even...

These Dramatic Pictures Of Flooding Show Massive Impact Of Hurricane Harvey On Texas

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK

Pictures from Texas show the devastation being wrought by Hurricane Harvey against forecasts flooding is only going to get worse. Five people have alr...

Weather Events Could Kill More Than 100,000 People Across Europe Annually

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK

More than 100,000 Europeans could be killed each year by searing heatwaves as well as wildfires, storms and floods by the end of the century, scientis...

Met Office Warns Extreme Winter Flooding Likely This Decade

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK

Record rainfall levels have a one in three chance of bringing extreme flooding to at least one region of England each winter over the next 10 years, s...

Time To Talk About The Weather

Angela Terry | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Angela Terry

On the 18th of July 2017, a four foot wall of water rushed through the seaside village of Coverack wrecking homes and businesses, just at the start of...

Dramatic Footage Emerges Of Cornwall Flash Flooding As Homes Evacuated

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

UPDATE: More Epic Lightning Storms Could Lash Britain With A Month Of Rain In Just Hours Dramatic footage has emerged of a village in Cornwall being ...

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

East Coast Residents Express Relief After Flooding 'Panic' Leads To Evacuations

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on parts of Britain’s east coast as a feared storm surge was not as bad as expected - but Essex is ...

How To Check If You Will Be At Risk Of The 174 Flood Warnings Issued By The Environment Agency

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings – which warn of danger of life – for Friday lunchtime. The warnings cover coastal areas...

Jaywick Residents Urged To Leave 'Immediately' As Winter Weather Batters UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

Thousands of people are being urged to leave their homes in an Essex village as the UK continues to endure a battering from gales, rain and snow. The ...

90MPH Winds Set To Batter UK As Storm Barbara Arrives

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Move Aside Barbara! Storm Conor To Bring 70mph Gales To Britain On Christmas Day Britain is braced for the arrival of Storm Barbara, with win...

Flash Flooding Brings Chaos UK-Wide As Roads And Homes Submerged

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Torrential downpours caused flash-flooding and travel chaos across most of the country on Monday night as forecasters warned wind and rain will contin...

Flash Floods Have Submerged Parts Of London

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Watford Junction Train Derailed ‘By Flooding’ After Thunderstorms Batter London And The South-East Flash floods have inundated London and ...

Flash Floods Hit Manchester, Airport And Champions League Affected

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Parts of Manchester have been flooded after a thunderstorm hit the city on what in some parts of the UK has been the hottest day of the year. Manches...

Evangelist Who Said Natural Disasters Punish Gays Suffers Ironic Flooding Disaster

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The head of an anti-LGBT group that says natural disasters are sent by God to punish gays has been left rather miffed after a flood destroyed his home...

‘Worse Than Katrina’: Coffins Torn From The Earth By Louisiana Floods

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

The severity of the Louisiana floods has been laid bare in these macabre pictures. Coffins were washed down the road from a graveyard as floods lashed...

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.

If You're Visiting Paris This Weekend, You're Going To Need To Avoid The Louvre

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

Tourists visiting Paris this weekend are being warned to brace themselves for a potential weekend of misery as flooding and transport strikes continue...

London Road Completely Flooded As Heatwave Comes To Spectacular End

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Dramatic pictures have showed a major road interchange submerged in flood water in south-east London after the capital was battered by heavy rain. Loa...

Worlds Apart: A Girl's Eye View of Hunger

Himaya Quasem | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

Nimah's family has lost 25 of their 35 sheep to the drought. If the remaining sheep are lost it could tip the family into destitution. Without livestock they will have nothing to eat or trade with. This prospect makes Nimah fear for her younger siblings.

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

After Devastating Floods In The North, Flood Defence Funding Plans Overlook, Erm, The North

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

The south east of England is to receive five times more money per person for flood defences in the coming years than parts of the flood-hit north, fig...