Storm Christoph: UK flood response improving, but lockdown confused the messaging

Authors: Miles, L.

Publisher: The Conversation


Overlapping disasters struck parts of England and Wales in January as Storm Christoph battered communities which were already suffering from the effects of a prolonged period under lockdown. It was the first time in recent memory that the UK authorities were required to address two such huge events at the same time. Lee Miles evaluates the response an argues that there were weaknesses in the crisis communication detailing synergies between flood advice and guidance on COVID-19 lockdowns.

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