BRITAIN forecasts more catastrophic flooding this winter – and two out of every three households at risk don’t think it will happen to them.
More than 1.5 million people are unprepared for the impending chaos as forecasters at the Met Office predict above-average rainfall is more likely over the next three months.
A cold snap, high winds and heavy rain are on the way as the Environment Agency sounds the alarm to the 5.2 million people at risk in the UK get ready now.
And there is a 30% chance this winter will be wetter than average, the Met Chief said.
Flood prevention operations have saved 200,000 properties from flooding since 2019, but thousands of properties are still left out every year.
Ministers have vowed to invest £5.1 billion in the government to better protect another 336,000 assets.
Will Lang, Head of Civil Contingency at the Met Office, said: “Winter in the UK is often comprised of a wide range of weather and this winter was no exception.
“However, when looking at the major global drivers affecting UK weather, there are indications that this winter could be wetter than usual.”
Caroline Douglass, Executive Director of Flooding at the Environment Agency, added: “Now is the time for all of us to be on the lookout, not to be complacent, about flooding.”
Britons in flood-prone areas are advised to pack emergency medicine in case of an alert.
And in the event of a real flood, they should move pets and families to safety, and divert supplies of gas, electricity, and water.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4125159/flooding-warning-brits-uk-weather-winter/ Directional flood warnings for 5.2 million Brits as weather leaders warn the UK faces downpours and heavy downpours this winter