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Working with Nature: Building resilience to flood events in Pickering, Yorkshire

March 2016

In December 2015 and January 2015 the UK experienced extreme flooding as a result of Storm Desmond, Storm Eva and Storm Frank. Communities in York, Greater Manchester, Leeds and villages and towns cross the North of England were particularly affected. The Met Office (2015) reported the wettest December on Record for Scotland (333.1 mm) and Wales (321 mm). North West England was close to record breaking rainfall. Overall, this propelled the UK into the top ten wettest years on record since 1910.

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