A leading flood risk assessment service has identified ten UK destinations at low risk from river and tidal floods – but high risk from surface water flooding.
Analysis published by the online flood report provider, RiskCentral.co.uk, reveals that many of the UK’s inland tourist destinations are at a high risk from flooding despite being located far away from rivers or the sea.
Sites identified as “at risk” include Buckingham Palace, the Emirates Stadium in London, Alton Towers Theme Park and Milton Keynes Shopping Centre. RiskCentral’s analysis is supported by video and documented evidence of surface water flooding events at many of these locations.
Surface water flooding, which occurs when heavy rainfall saturates drainage systems, actually poses a greater risk to British homes and businesses than any other source of flooding. According to DEFRA,...