We must learn from extreme weather events

Flooding on street in Egham Photo: Chris Choi / ITV News

I've spent the day filming on a flooded street in Egham. In many ways this avenue says all we need to know about the long term issues.

Flooding on street in Egham Credit: Chris Choi / ITV News

One side of the street has flood resistant homes built after the waters wrecked houses here in 1947.

The other side of the street has homes built before the post-war flood, and once again they are submerged.

Residents in Egham have told us of their "seven days of hell". Credit: Chris Choi / ITV News

It shows that we must learn from these extreme weather events and change how we build.

If we fail to do so history will repeat - again and again.

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