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More than 4,000 English flood defences ‘almost useless’, analysis finds

More than 4,000 of England’s vital flood defences are so damaged they are almost useless, including hundreds in areas battered by Storm Babet. Nearly 800 critical assets – defined as those where there is a high risk to life and property – were in a “poor” or “very poor” condition in the 10 English counties worst affected by last week’s historic downpours. The analysis will add to growing anger from flood-hit communities who have accused the authorities of being ill-equipped and complacent in the run-up to Storm Babet. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/30/more-than-4000-english-flood-defences-almost-useless-analysis-finds

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  • George Kariuki

    32 w

    The government must take steps to reduce the risk of flooding in the first place.

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    • Ann Nyambura

      32 w

      The poor condition of flood defences is a reflection of a lack of preparedness for the changing climate. It's time for immediate action and investment.

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      • walter lungayi

        32 w

        It is important that the government takes immediate action to address these issues and invest in more robust and reliable flood defenses to ensure the safety of communities at risk. Failure to do so could have devastating consequences for both people and the environment.

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        • Gorffly mokua

          32 w

          This analysis highlights the critical importance of reevaluating and reinforcing our flood protection measures, especially in the face of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns due to climate change!

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          • Jane Wangui

            29 w

            @gorffly_mokua The rate at which floods have killed people in other countries is very high.We must prevent this from happening again if possible.

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            • rosebellendiritu

              29 w

              @jane_wangui it's the government responsibility to protect it's people from disaster like floodings

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            • johnte ndeto

              32 w

              Right and lasting measures should be put in place to try have permanent solutions to food crisis

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              • Peter Kamau

                32 w

                The call for immediate action is paramount

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                • Esther Wanjiku

                  32 w

                  Action needs to be taken with urgency

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                  • Videlis Eddie

                    32 w

                    climate change is just devastating and destructive we need to reinforce our old measures and find new effective tactics

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      32 w

                      Immediate actions calls

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                    • Rashid Kamau

                      32 w

                      Urgent action should be prioritized.

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                    • zelda ninga

                      32 w

                      The UK should act fast and renovate its flood defenses ASAP.

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                      • Videlis Eddie

                        32 w

                        @zelda_ninga_442 the UK should actually make their food defenses more stronger to handle the threats of climate change

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                        • Gorffly mokua

                          32 w

                          @zelda_ninga_442 Yes! strategic upgrades or replacements needed asap.

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