posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by AndyMayhew
That article is an interesting one - one of them most telling aspects of it is that there are a great deal of recommendations for people to undertake
themselves, but very few people do, instead relying (demanding?) on the Government to bail them out when they have done little themselves to mitigate
against flood damage.
It also points out that local authorities have done little, if anything - again expecting central Government to bail them out (and take the blame)
when they have been approving large developments on flood plains, most notably in the Somerset levels.
For the Governments part, yes they have taken their eye off the ball but at the same time, the report does say that they did act on the Pitt report
and all but one of the recommendations are being implemented.
All of which really jives with what I've been saying all along, namely that home owners and people who live in these area's have to take some
responsibility for their own actions and not, as we have seen on the TV over and over, bleet about how it's someone else's fault. We all have a
stake in this and all have to do our bit - it simply isn't good enough to take no action to protect yourself and then demand that others bail you out
when the worst happens.