Britain grapples through worst torrential rainfall in 248 years

LONDON – Britain announced emergency funding Thursday to cope with devastating floods after what officials said had been likely the worst spell of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has faced criticism for its handling of a crisis that has left swathes of the country under water, with a key railway line washed away. Several people had to be rescued from deluged homes on Thursday while more storms are expected this weekend. Across the English Channel, France’s western tip was placed on alert for flooding as high tides wreaked havoc along Europe’s Atlantic coast. Pickles said the winter was the “wettest since George III was on the throne,” referring to Britain’s monarch from 1760-1820.  He added that flood victims have “literally been through hell and high water.” Britain’s Meterological Office released figures confirming Pickles’ assessment. For southern England, “regional statistics suggest that this is one of, if not the most, exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years,” it said in a statement. Parts of the region received five months of rainfall between December 12 and January 31. The rainy winter has set records tumbling, being the wettest combined period of December and January across the United Kingdom since 1910, the Met Office said. It was also the windiest December since 1969, based on the occurrence of winds over 69 mph. For England alone it was the wettest December to January since 1876-1877 and the second wettest since rainfall records began in 1766.


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  4. What’s the phrase? “The worst it’s been since records begun!”
    Every year the UK gets hit by winds and heavy rain.
    Every year there is flooding, damage, and everyone says nothing was done from the previous years to prevent the damage. Successive government bleat a bit about priorities, promise to cure the problems and then summer arrives and the sheeple go back to sleep and wait.

    Only difference this year? It’s the run up to an election. So loads of sympathetic political soundbites are uttered, promises are made which extend AFTER the election. Then, knowing that they intend to do nothing, they just hope that they aren’t voted back into power as then they can pick on the new lot and say “Hey we wanted to cure the problem but we got voted out and it’s your problem now. The original sheeple? Well they just refill their sandbags and wait for the water.

    The press might get all upset by this (sells newspaper does accusations of poor government), 1/2 a page of accusations are made, and the next day the newspaper is wrapped round a portion of fish and chips and forgotten about.

    Thus I present the most probable course of this fiasco as seen everyday in the UK.
    A defunct system of government that no one has the will to change.

  5. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

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