United Kingdom: We must be prepared for the flooding caused by a ‘new kind of rain,’ says Lord Smith

Telegraph: "We are much safer than we were, but there is a constant need to upgrade and improve the defences,' he says. "With more extreme weather patterns happening now and the prospect of the sea level rising over the next 50 years or so, we have to become even more vigilant.' Lord Smith is in a café in Canvey Island, Essex, on the sea wall built after the terrible events of January 31, 1953. Waves from the North Sea, overcome barriers along the coast, flooding homes suddenly in winter darkness. "This......

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