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Flood risk threatens coastal towns in UK

Posted On: May. 21, 2019 7:12 AM CST

U.K.'s Environment Agency said that increasing frequency of floods could lead to abandonment of towns along the country's coasts and rivers and called on businesses to set up risk mitigation plans, Infosurhoy reported. Emma Howard Boyd, the agency's chairwoman, said that authorities need to build "climate resilient" communities, homes and businesses including measures such as natural barriers, flood relief systems and flood-resistant structures.

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