BBC News – Legacy of Britain’s great flood

A grim saga of ignorance and incompetence that allowed a vicious storm to kill more than 300 people is remembered in dozens of coastal communities today.

Dr Iris Moeller from Cambridge University working on CBESS was interviewed by the BBC for their report on 1953 east-coast flood.

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“Each wave is like a hammer stroke beating on a sea wall which starts to make it crack and then we have to repair it,” she says. “But when we have a salt marsh, it takes away the power of those hammer strokes so the wall can be more cheaply made.”

Read the full article here.