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Title: Autumn 2000 floods review regional report : Midlands region
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The flood event of October and November 2000 due to its severity and scale has been described as the worst event for 50 years. It impacted on the whole region and in places was more severe than the 1947 floods. For the purposes of this report the duration of the event has been considered as from the 28th October, when the first Flood Watches were issued, until the 20th November when for a brief period there were no flood warnings in force. Further significant flooding has occurred since that date which has been as severe as the November event at some locations in the Severn Basin but less widespread. The floods were the first significant event since the flood defence function was reorganised under the Changing Needs In Flood Defence review as well as being the first major trial of the changes to the flood warning system following the abandonment of the old colour codes. Recent development in the floodplain was not as major an issue in Midlands Region as it may have been in other parts of the country. A relatively small proportion of the properties which flooded were less than 10 years old and many of those which fell into this category had not been objected to by the Agency or it’s predecessors as they were believed to be in defended areas. This report attempts to document the event as well as highlight any lessons learned.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Public relationsFloodingRiversFlood controlDisaster preparednessFlood forecastingEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EA Midlands
Extent: 97
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