Residents being evacuated from flood-hit Xinxiang in China’s Henan province. Photo: AFP
Residents being evacuated from flood-hit Xinxiang in China’s Henan province. Photo: AFP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

From China to Europe, being ill prepared for floods will leave us soaked in regret

  • Were the devastating floods that hit China, several European nations, Turkey, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the US and New Zealand predictable?
  • Flooding in Europe was foreseen, reported and repeatedly warned through bulletins by a prominent UK university. But the alerts fell on deaf ears

Residents being evacuated from flood-hit Xinxiang in China’s Henan province. Photo: AFP
Residents being evacuated from flood-hit Xinxiang in China’s Henan province. Photo: AFP
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