Flood fairness

First published in Letters

EVERYONE is now sick and tired of the wet windy weather. While large swathes of Somerset have been under water for weeks, it is only when the affluent area of the Thames is affected that the media and politicians go into overdrive, where the military arrive immediately.

We are talking of an area where the riverside houses frequently change hands for millions. Many owners will have their own boats moored alongside.

If you buy a property near a river or on a floodplain you must accept the risk that at some stage it will be flooded.

No one is to blame for the situation as the weather is uncontrollable.

I have the utmost sympathy for everyone affected. Never having suffered flooding myself I cannot imagine how awful it must be.

The situation is the same for both prince and pauper, politicians should treat situations and the media should report on merit, not on geography. Alun Parker Undy

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3:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

"No one is to blame for the situation as the weather is uncontrollable."

Not entirely true apparently. Which does make you wonder....
"No one is to blame for the situation as the weather is uncontrollable." Not entirely true apparently. Which does make you wonder.... GardenVarietyMushroom
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7:53pm Tue 18 Feb 14

pwlldu says...

Well somebody's got to help pay for the rich areas of England. While the reat of the country drowns.
Well somebody's got to help pay for the rich areas of England. While the reat of the country drowns. pwlldu
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10:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

bugsy93 says...

Typical of a Tory Government 'look after the money people' and forget the rest.
Unless an election is looming of course.
Typical of a Tory Government 'look after the money people' and forget the rest. Unless an election is looming of course. bugsy93
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