UNDERWATER LONDON: Experts predict that large swaths of the metropolis will flood on a daily basis by 2030.
According to scientific experts, London neighborhoods could be frequently submerged by 2030.
A stunning map illustrates that Baron’s Court, White City, and Fulham in West London, as well as Canary Wharf and Poplar in Tower Hamlets in East London, will be among the most affected. Climate Central experts have created a map depicting the places most likely to be flooded on a regular basis as a result of sea-level rise and coastal flood threats.
The majority of individuals impacted live near the River Thames’s route through the capital, and places highlighted in red on the map are expected to be below the annual flood level by 2030.
The analysis also shows that flooding will affect sections of East London, including the majority of Newham and Barking & Dagenham.
Within the next ten years, most areas along riverbanks will be below the annual flood level and at risk of regular flooding.
If the Thames burst its barriers and flood defences failed to stem the flow of water, those living near the river would be submerged.
The data also doesn’t account for things like “erosion, future changes in storm frequency or severity, inland flooding, or contributions from rainfall or rivers,” which means the impact on locations could be worse than expected.
The Thames Barrier and river wall, according to Hammersmith and Fulham Council, protect the borough from flooding, however it is unclear how effective this protection will be in the long run.
“Although the borough is low-lying and predicted to be below annual river flood levels, the Thames Barrier and river wall now protect London and the borough from river flooding,” a council official previously told the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
Residents of Hammersmith Terrace in West London have expressed concerns that their street will be one of the first to be submerged.
Christopher and Lotte Moore, husband and wife, have lived on the street for 60 years and have never seen major floods since moving in.
In an interview with My London, the couple stated that as they’ve gotten older in their home, they’ve been less concerned about the situation.
“First and foremost, we’ll be dead and buried,” Mr Moore remarked. Second, they’d put in a lot of effort to create a new barrier.
“It would be extremely costly, but it would still be less expensive than raising the wall.”Brinkwire Summary News”.