Homeowners should replan their homes – including putting electrical sockets half way up the walls – to protect against future flooding, according to an Environment Agency boss.Sensible advice, especially if your home has been built on an ancient flood plain.
Has it gone down well?
Reader, it has not...
David Rooke, deputy chief executive of the organisation in charge of keeping flood waters at bay, came in for heavy criticism for suggesting families should take responsibility for safeguarding their properties.*sighs*
Flood victims last night questioned how they would pay for improvements – and suggested Mr Rooke should focus on preventing their homes being inundated in the first place.Or, more accurately, 'Hey, let someone else's house get flooded, not mine!'...
Some residents in York are furious at a decision to open the flood barrier protecting the city from the River Foss.
And in the village of Billington in Lancashire, the Agency told some residents they couldn't supply them with sandbags.FFS, people, these are the folks that don't bother to grit roads when snowfall is predicted (which can at least be shovelled away), why on earth do you expect them to be able to cope with excess water?