scale flooding across the British Isles.
first signs of flooding appeared on the 9th of October when the
River Uck in East Sussex burst its banks. The floods continued
into late November.
floods affected most of Britain. Areas such as York and Selby
were amongst the worst affected in Yorkshire. The River Ouse caused
major problems in York. Hundreds of buildings were affected by
floods were caused by a series of deep depressions from the Atlantic.
There are two possible explanations for this. These depressions
are either the result of extreme weather or the sort of weather
associated with global warming.
models have shown that temperatures are increasing around the
world. The show temperatures in the UK are rising by 1 and possibly
3 degrees over the next 80 years. This means drier summers and
warmer, wetter winters.
York thousands of sandbags were filled and distributed by emergency
workers toiling round the clock; police, fire, ambulance and the
army helped to evacuate stranded families from their homes by
gang plank or by boat.
have stated that Britain needs thousands more trees to protect
it from future flooding.
is estimated that the damage caused by the floods could exceed