Human Induced Planetary Antiphase Events
UK Flooding: Military Helicopters Rescue Hundreds Trapped in Homes
Military helicopters were used to rescue hundreds of people after torrential rain triggered extensive flooding to Cockermouth, Cumbria, the UK.
Heavy rain reportedly battered northern England, northwestern Wales and western Scotland last night.
The village of Seathwaite in Cumbria recorded 173mm (6.8in) of rain in 24 hours, according to the UK Met Office, wich also forecast an additional 150mm (5.9in ) for the Lake District by noon Friday.
UK’s Environment Agency had issued 6 severe flood warnings, 25 flood warnings and 51 less serious flood watches for Cumbria alone.
Several other regions in northwestern Wales, as well as in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, also reported flooding.
The effects of the extreme rain event were worsened by severe gales and wind gusts of 100 – 120km/h (65- 75mp) in the coastal areas and hurricane strength wind gusts of up to 153 km/h (95mph) in the mountainous regions.
Our colleagues at EDRO estimate that climate change could directly affect about half the population in the UK in the next 3 to 5 years.
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