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Originally posted by Trolloks
Well building more homes is inevitable, they want people in the country because more people = more taxes, building causes more jobs and helps boost the economy, so that one is a given.
On the drought note though, we have this every year, just like the heat wave we always seem to get in summertime, or the big freeze we always get in winter. Its just sky news looking for a story.
A family of five has been rescued from a cottage near Dumfries after being cut off by flood waters for two days. The only access road to their home in Holywood was engulfed by several feet of water after Tuesday's downpour. Firefighters deployed river rescue equipment to move Heidi Gordon, her partner Billy Harvey, and children Shauney, Mitchell and Zander to safety. Many parts of the region have been badly affected by significant rainfall over the past few days.
Forecasters are warning of more heavy rain in parts of Scotland which have already been affected by flooding. A Met Office amber warning for "heavy and persistent" rain comes into force across Strathclyde, Central, Tayside and Fife and also south west Scotland from 18:00 until 06:00 on Thursday.
Parts of south-west England, Northern Ireland and Wales that suffered flooding because of torrential rain on Monday have been returning to normal. The wettest place was Cardinham, in Cornwall, which received about half a month's rain - 2.7in (68.4mm). Flood alerts remain in place on the North Sea coast, and around the Upper River Tamar in south-west England. A flood warning and alerts are in place in north-east Scotland, as forecasts suggest heavy rain is due there