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And still they buy houses on flood plains!

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Message 1 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Jul 20, 2007

No one to blame but themselves.
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Message 2 - posted by Alan Amp, Jul 20, 2007

Del, I agree , its plain silly !
No one to blame but themselves.

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Message 3 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Jul 20, 2007

Today's weather news high drama is an embarassment. We can't cope with minor seasonal crisis. Anyone who has a lowlying property who hasn't taken simple precautions after the experiences of the last few weeks is almost wishing it upon themselves.
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Message 4 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jul 20, 2007

That' s the aspiring lower middle classes for you.
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Message 5 - posted by John of Paddington, Jul 21, 2007

Looking at the newsreel of the floods, mostly on the new estates built on old flood plain. Yes the rain has been heavy but covering the ground with concrette incresses runoff and the drains can't cope. This Government want to build more new towns, most will be on flood plain and the ground cover will cause more flooding. We rearly need to grow more wheat to feed us all.
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Message 6 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jul 21, 2007

Why do people want to live in bland detached houses on soulless bland outer suburban developments? Better to live in high density terraces and quality flats close to the heart and life of towns and cities.
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Message 7 - posted by thehunnipot, Jul 21, 2007

I disagree slightly on this. The flooding is also from drains which are flooding houses and not in particular from rivers so in some cases you may not be on a flood plain but still getting the flooding.
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Message 8 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Jul 21, 2007

If you live on a large flat area or in a dip then you will probably be flooded. Just read the map and avoid the dodgy areas. Brits used to make fun of the yank preoccupation with huge storm drains but thy seem to have got that right even if they don't seem to update and maintain dykes and levees.
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Message 9 - posted by thehunnipot, Jul 21, 2007

Would you believe there are hills in Hereford and even they are flooded....bizarre I know but it's true!
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Message 10 - posted by U3508276 - alt id 4, Jul 21, 2007

Please explain or provide a link to some detail of a flooded hill. I'd like to see a pic of water failing to flow down an incline!
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Message 11 - posted by thehunnipot, Jul 21, 2007

Froomes Hill in Hereford, I do not have any pics but it's on the news website. I was just merely pointing out, you do not need to live on a flood plain to become flooded, storm drains and normal drains do flood causing damage to properties etc.
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Message 12 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Jul 21, 2007

Sounds like its the name of a suburb and not an actual hill thats flooded.

Proper storm drains don't cause damage to properties unless they are bably designed or not kept clear.
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Message 13 - posted by thehunnipot, Jul 21, 2007

Exactly and this is England we are talking about.Or for instance if they are blocked by debris and overflow.
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Message 14 - posted by chris489, Jul 23, 2007

They have themselves to blame, houses shouldnt be built on flood plains
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Message 15 - posted by tewksgoodperson, Jul 23, 2007

have you no life can you make sensible comments this is a once in a life time disaster and people like you making comments does not help.

what help can we provide would have been a better comment

get a life
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Message 16 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Jul 23, 2007

What I don't understand is when you buy an house you have to have a survey to get the morgage?

Surely the survey should note that the house is built on a flood plain, like it states the house is built on a old mine shaft!
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Message 17 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 23, 2007

this is a once in a life time disaster

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And how do you know that, then?

If we believe what we're being told, people in the high-risk flood areas should either move or face the prospect of having no insurance in the future.
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Message 18 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Jul 23, 2007

Just a thought?

Do you think the reason the Midlands is being flooded is because the amount of immigrants being housed here weighing this small island down!!
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Message 19 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jul 23, 2007

My rich daughter living with her poor Mum and Dad on a hill is considering taking on a Mortgage. Anyone got any tips? There's a very pleasant cottage for sale down in Ironbridge.
Pom not of a property buying mentality.
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Message 20 - posted by quiteLeezaD, Jul 23, 2007

Just a thought?

Do you think the reason the Midlands is being flooded is because the amount of immigrants being housed here weighing this small island down!!

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Or maybe under the weight of whingeing bigots?
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