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Case study for national flooding: UK winter storms 2013/14


Huge low pressure systems in Atlantic causing intense rain and stormy seas.
These were repeatedly hitting the UK as the jet stream had moved further
south directing low pressure systems towards the UK
Spring tides intensified damage…

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Thames barrier closed 10 times in January; it is usually closed for 10 times
in the whole year
Somerset levels have received extra attention with a flood prevention plan
and funding which includes a range of measures such as hard/soft
engineering, land use management planning as well…


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