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North Somerset Council

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… and wellbeing and to reduce the dominance of vehicles to achieve more liveable neighbourhoods and communities. As a council we need to take a leadership role locally. We need to respond, mitigate, and adapt to the impacts of inevitable climate change – not just by reducing our emissions but by being better prepared and more resilient to more frequent flooding and extreme weather events. Nationally…

… and more rainfall. While the temperatures may be milder, winters will tend to be wetter, with more potential for flooding. Heatwaves are a risk to health and, in some cases, life. During the heatwaves of 2003 and 2006, it was estimated that there were more than 2,000 excess deaths2 and this figure is expected to more than double by 20503. Increases in temperature are also associated…

… We are particularly vulnerable to flooding

… in North Somerset, with three of our four towns on the coast and a number of villages affected by coastal or inland flooding. The impacts of flooding on our communities can be wide ranging – from damage to belongings and increased insurance to physical and mental health. The average cost of flooding to a home is 4 Wellbeing in the aftermath of floods – ScienceDirect 5 https…

…:// £30,000 and the mental health impacts can be severe and long lasting4. Frequent and intense rainfall will cause an increase in flooding, which we will need to prepare for. Considering how we manage our land, where we build our homes and how best to defend against flooding will be critical in the years to come. Climate change will impact…


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