Online Tool Highlights How At Risk Of Flooding Your Local Area Is

Online Tool Highlights How At Risk Of Flooding Your Local Area Is

The team at Online Mortgage Advisor have conducted in-depth analysis on the areas of the country most at risk of flooding in the future.

As well as giving users in England an idea of how ‘at risk’ their county and local authority is of flooding as a percentage, the English Flood Predictor tool also demonstrates if their local MP decided to vote for or against new climate change legislation to come into place,  as well as the flood risk for specific MP constituencies.

According to the analysis* undertaken, the 10 UK counties with the most risk of flooding in percentage are:

·         East Riding of Yorkshire – 48.2% (% of the county at risk of flooding)

·         Lincolnshire – 33.21%

·         Inner London – 22.8%

·         Somerset – 18.3%

·         Surrey – 11.27%

·         Berkshire – 10.85%

·         Cambridgeshire – 10.83%

·         Leicestershire – 10.45%

·         Norfolk – 10.34%

·         Nottinghamshire – 10.1%

Furthermore, the English constituencies with the highest proportion of properties with a ‘high risk’ of flooding, alongside their relevant MP’s voting record, emerged as follows:

ConstituenciesMP’s & Voting Records
 Constituency% at ‘High Risk’MP NamePartyVoted?
1Boston & Skegness10.81%Matt WarmanConservativeAgainst
2Runnymeade & Weybridge8.05%Phillip HammondIndependentFor & Against
3East Devon6.09%Hugo SwireConservativeAgainst
4Calder Valley4.56%Craig WhittakerConservativeAgainst
5Louth & Horncastle4.21%Victoria AtkinsConservativeAgainst
6Windsor4%Adam AfriyieConservativeAgainst
7Leeds Central3.91%Hillary BennLabourFor
8Loughborough3.33%Nicky MorganConservativeAgainst
9Westmorland & Lonsdale3.26%Tim FarronLiberal DemocratFor
10Rochester & Strood3.25%Kelly TolhurstConservativeAgainst

Pete Mugleston, Mortgage Expert at Online Mortgage Advisor, commented:

“With reports on flood-ravaged towns and villages up and down England dominating the recent news agenda following periods of heavy rain – and many worried about how their homes and areas might fare should the weather take a turn for the worse again – we wanted to showcase to English inhabitants precisely how at risk their homes are of flooding in the future.

“With a general election just around the corner, we also built the English Flood Predictor in a bid to help those living in areas at a risk of flooding to understand how much emphasis their local MP’s put on the environment and tackling the effects of global warming.”


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