Threat of severe floods increasing across UK, Environment Agency warns

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Flooding is set to get more intense and frequent due to climate change, the EA has warned
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Flooding is set to get more intense and frequent due to climate change, the EA has warned

Environment Agency launches Flood Action Campaign in bid to encourage residents and businesses to prepare for potentially devastating floods

Intense bouts of severe flooding are becoming more frequent across England and Wales as a result of human-caused climate change, the Environment Agency warned today following a Met Office study of 10 years'...

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