'Government must act to prevent flooding'
ENGINEERING: The chairman of Waldeck Engineering is calling on the Government to invest more money in the country's infrastructure, to prevent more homes and businesses being flooded in the future.
Waldeck, which has an office in Tower Street, Hull, provides engineering design and consultancy support to businesses throughout the UK.
Chairman Paul Waldeck said: "The Government needs to spend more money improving the existing drains, flood defences, flood resilience roads and railways to make the UK fit for the 21st century.
"We also need to take climate change into consideration when upgrading the county's infrastructure as very intense storms, which didn't occur 100 years ago, are set to become increasingly common."
Last year the UK government spent £800 million on flood defences and insurers spent £1.4bn on repairs as a result of floods.