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    Samej1 wrote: wrote:
    Samej1 wrote: wrote:
    Samej1 wrote: wrote:
    I would just like to add that this flooding has nothing to do with extreme levels of rainfall, but because the Environment Agency haven't dredged all rivers and streams in somerset........Now I demand everyone pay more tax, charities give me money and the council provide me with free boat transport!
    I guess it's easy to write this is in a dry, warm and damage-free abode isn't it - the blitz spirit was alive and well on the levels last night with people risking flood water travelling from far afield to help with sand bags... I guess you weren't one of them, eh.
    I suppose world war and flooding is people ignored the road closed signs and risked their own lives to take out sand bags to an area of flooding the size of Bristol? Sounds about as stupid as buying a house on on flood plain! Getting bored of all this now, it's flooded for decades even with dredging, so it's about time a decision was made to stop ploughing tax payers money into this area and accept the inevitable. A house is just a house, it's better to have a warm dry house all year round than have a constant risk of flooding just to have some nice views of the countryside
    "blitz spirit" isn't comparing this to a war, it's a description of the way people are rallying round those who are suffering, HTH.
    Do you propose moving all people from all flood plains? What are the parameters you have in mind, 1 in 100yr possibility, 1 in 10yr?
    Things aren't as simple as you think, leave the levels to flood and there will be a whole lotta other consequences you don't even want to think about....
    War like spirit though? Which the "blitz" relates to. My idea would be for the council to offer a compulsory purchase order to those that want to relocate, because let's be honest no one will want to buy there. Then those that want to stay will have to come up with a viable solution with the relevant agencies that will allow more areas to be designated flood plains and also raise the level of the road. I would prefer to see a one off cost rather than hoping dredging will solve the problem.
    Great idea, drive over to Bathpool and offer this suggestion to the residents who've only just moved in....
    Have the bathpool properties been underwater for a month? No I didn't think so...."
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