Surface water flooding a ‘growing threat’ to life, property and the economy, warns EA chief

Surface water flooding is a growing threat to life, property and the economy, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned

Many high-risk households struggle to get home insurance that covers flooding (photograph: Ronald Hudson/123RF)
Flood risk is increasing

Surface water flooding is a growing threat to life, property and the economy, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned.

James Bevan told a Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) conference yesterday that surface water flooding is a risk because of its reach.

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