Where's Noah?

I heard Baroness Kennedy on BBC News 24's Sunday morning prog, saying that nobody can be blamed for the floods, as the rainfall over the last week has been unprecedented.

What utter tosh! The areas under water at the moment have flooded regularly over the millennia, especially Gloucs and Worcs, where the Severn and Avon meet. The big difference is that there is less and less opportunity for rainwater to soak away since the advent of new motorways and roads, not to mention tarmacking river flood plains. Whether you're a convert to Al Gore's carbon theory or not, there's a hint in the geography - the wide, flat bit next to a river is proof that it's all happened before!
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