Washed-Out Brits May Be Stuck in Trailers for Months

Thousands of homes and businesses are still drying out
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2007 1:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Victims of the record flooding in England may have to live in mobile homes for months while their property is repaired. Tens of thousands of residences and businesses were badly damaged by floods over the past 2 months, which caused at least $6 billion in damage, Bloomberg reports. And meteorologists predict that rainfall will keep increasing because of climate change.

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Fallout continues from the flooding, which has raised concerns about the many houses currently being built on floodplains. Across northern and southern England, apparently intact buildings conceal ruined interiors. Sludge marks linger across the countryside, where appliances and furniture ruined by rising waters sit on roadsides and the smell of mold lingers in the air. (Read more England stories.)

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