To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what critical infrastructure has been identified as vulnerable to flooding; and what the location and level of risk of each is.
The following table shows the number of critical facilities sites at risk of flooding. The Environment Agency is unable to give the location of these sites for national security reasons.
|Number of sites in flood zone (flood risk probability)|
|Asset||Significant (1 in75)||Moderate (1 in 75-200)||Low (1 in 200 or fewer)||Total in all three zones|
|Water and sewerage (Number)||737||223||179||1,145|
|Electricity, generation and distribution (Number)||2,215||2,263||3,818||8,423|
|Gas, works and distribution (Number)||5||8||10||23|
|Telephone exchanges (Number)||82||67||86||241|
|A roads (Kilometres)||884||553||809||2,278|
|Railway lines (Kilometres)||1,470||750||948||3,213|
| Note: |
Taken from an Environment Agency study showing infrastructure overlain on flood risk maps (river and sea floodplains).