Figures reveal flooding and water emergencies caused 21 deaths and injuries last year

Flooding and water emergencies caused 21 deaths and injuries in West Yorkshire last year, new Home Office figures show.
The Environment Agency said climate change is likely to mean “more frequent, intense bouts of flooding” will hit the UK.
Between April 2017 and March 2018, there were 21 deaths or injuries in incidents where firefighters were called to flooding or water emergencies. The previous year in West Yorkshire there were 13.
Over the same period, the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service rescued people during 26 flooding or water incidents, the same as 2016-17.
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