- 1 in 6
- properties are located in significant flood risk areas
Here are a few uncomfortable truths about sea level rise and flooding in the UK.
- 1.4 million
- people are living in flood risk areas
- you’re more likely to get flooded than burgled in the UK?
- £5.2 billion
- in flood and coastal defence spending in the next 6 years
- Over 7,000
- properties are at risk of being destroyed by the sea
- 2 years
- is how long the mental health impacts of flooding can be prevalent
- is how much the UK economy spends per hour per major road affected by flooding
- of businesses do not reopen after suffering from the effects of flooding
The truth, by region
Within the next 20 years UK residents will start to loose their homes and it's going to cost taxpayers enormous amounts of money to help these people.
England has around 2300km of artificially protected coast, the longest in Europe.
Annual damages due to coastal erosion are expected to increase by 3-9 times, costing taxpayers up to £126 million per year by the 2080s.
Erosion of the coastline in Scotland had doubled in speed over the previous 40 years.
By 2050, the cost of damage caused by rising sea levels could be £400 million, with infrastructure including roads and railways at risk of flooding.
Fairbourne, a much-loved village of 461 properties, will become the first community in the UK to be decommissioned as a result of the climate emergency.
In less than 26 years 850 residents will become the UK's first climate refugees and are not expected to receive any compensation for the loss of their homes.
Truths taken from The Rainbow International Restoration
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