Soldiers unload sandbags after flooding in Wraybury in February 2014 [Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian].

Soldiers unload sandbags after flooding in Wraybury in February 2014 [Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian].

Theresa May has no idea how to combat flooding successfully – if she’s using soldiers, it is already too late.

The best way is to work with nature rather than against it, building up natural defences against flooding.

That means planting vegetation along waterways to slow down excess water, and building up land barriers where necessary, also.

There are examples of good practice – carried out independently, of course – springing up across the UK but the Tory Government is metaphorically sticking its fingers in its ears and staring out of the window – at the rain.

Three battalions ready to avert crisis after storms last year caused severe damage across north of England

Source: Theresa May puts 1,200 soldiers on standby to tackle winter floods | Environment | The Guardian

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