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could a Hurricane Katrina style flood happen in the UK?

Speakers:
Prof Edmund Penning-Roswell, Head of the Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University
Dr Jean Venables, Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Prof Robert Nicholls, Leader, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change
Dr Robert Muir-Wood, Chief research officer, Risk Management Solutions

Climate change, flooding, flood risk and flood defense experts came together at the Science Media Centre to outline the future risks to UK populations of flooding. They described how the coincidence of several weather and tidal phenomena could put certain parts of the UK at extreme risk of severe floods.

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