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United Kingdom: Sir Ian Cheshire: London at risk of catastrophic flooding

Guardian: The centre of London is at risk from catastrophic flooding that would make Hurricane Sandy's impact on New York pale in comparison, one of the UK's most senior businessmen has warned. Sir Ian Cheshire, chief executive of multinational DIY company Kingfisher, which owns B&Q, has called for the creation of a national flood plan and said that responsibilities for water management are currently scattered among too many departments at national and local government level. Cheshire, who led a government...