Monday 10 January 2005 6.41am
Yesterday's Sunday Times had an article about this - a new flood barrier at the mouth of the estuary seemed one option - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1431511,00.html
The last time Central London was seriously affected was 1928 (1952 was of course the biggie most people are aware, of but that was outlying areas, notably Canvey Island, Tilbury and so on). When it was bad it was very very bad - but then we got the embankment, the barrier and so on it became a bit more safe to use those marshes... This from the Vauxhall Society web site:
Scope for a great (?) disaster movie based on the breakdown/sabotage of the Thames Barrier at a crucial moment...
And feeling some relief I'm not in Carlisle this weekend.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 10 January 2005 6.42am by markandjoan.