More funding for flood defence in the UK

December 29, 2015

Hat: The British government has promised to increase the funding of flood defence.

Funding Scheme: 2015-12-29

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


In the context of the severe flooding disaster in England the government of the United Kingdom has decided to increase the funding for flood defence.


British army helicopters are being used to drop emergency supplies to the flood-hit city of York, after a month’s worth of rain fell on northern England in the course of just a few days.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area and some 3,000 properties are at risk from the rising water.

During a visit to soldiers coordinating the relief operation, British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to review spending for flood defence.

Leeds and Manchester have also seen severe flooding after weeks of rainfall.

There have been no fatalities or serious injuries reported but thousands of people are without power and several hundred flood warnings remain in effect.

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