Resilience to flooding
Report. UK National Audit Office
Nov. 15, 2023
Flooding and coastal erosion put lives, livelihoods and people’s well-being at risk. Flooding can affect food production and destroy natural habitats. In February 2022, the country experienced three named storms (Dudley, Eunice and Franklin) in one week for the first time. More than 370 properties were affected, mainly by river flooding. In July 2021, parts of London received a month’s rain within a couple of hours. More than 1,500 properties suffered from surface water flooding as a result.