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This is a House of Commons Library briefing paper on the serious flooding that occurred in the UK during the autumn and winter of 2019-20.
- In the autumn and winter of 2019-20, heavy rainfall and storms led to flooding in various parts of the UK.
- The Environment Agency said in March 2020 that 127,000 properties had been protected by flood defences over the course of the winter.
- This paper provides an outline of the flood events in the autumn and winter of 2019-20 in the context of earlier extreme weather, and refers to some initial assessments of the impact of the flooding.