Flood catastrophe exercise to test Britain’s emergency services

Guardian: Flash floods will drown London and Yorkshire, a major reservoir will blow out in Derbyshire, rivers will burst their banks from the Thames valley to Wales and a tidal surge will swamp the east coast in the armageddon scenario underpinning Britain's biggest ever civil emergency exercise. Exercise Watermark will involve 10,000 people from the police to prison officers and equipment from helicopters to hospitals, testing the nation's ability to respond to a range of major flood emergencies. At its......

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