Glasgow at risk from flooding?
Glasgow is at the upper limit of the tides flowing from the
Firth of Clyde. The height of the tide varies with the
positions of the moon and sun but can be greatly increased
by what is known as a tidal surge. Severe weather conditions
to the south and west of the Firth of Clyde can cause a
surge that will run up the Firth and upstream as far as
Glasgow. If this was to happen at the same time as a high
tide, the water level would rise above the level of the quay
walls in the city centre. This is the major threat to the
The above is how Glasgow City
Council sees the flood risk to Glasgow.
Is Blackpool at risk from flooding
The main causes of flooding
throughout Blackpool are from sewer network failure on
public, private or surface water systems due to inadequate
maintenance or as a result of the network being overwhelmed
by exceptional rainfall events
The above from Blackpool Council
"Sustainability and the Environment."
Is Hull at risk from flooding ?
Around 118,000 properties in Hull are at risk of
flooding, according to the Environment Agency, which is the
leading public body for protecting the environment in
England and Wales.
The last time the city was flooded was in 1969, leaving
homes and businesses devastated.
Although the Hull Tidal Barrier has greatly reduced the risk
of this happening again, it is impossible to completely
prevent flooding, say experts.
The above from Hull in Print - Kingston upon Hull City
Environment Agency warning that more than a million homes and
300,000 businesses are now at risk from flooding, including those in parts of
London, Southend, Brighton, Reading, Birmingham,
Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Middlesbrough,
Blackpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh, it seems that
removing the spending allocation on flood defences in the UK
is an excessive in bad timing.