The Prime Minister referred to the flood as 'unprecedented' and swore to do whatever it takes in order to keep the properties and people safe. He also promised to have calamity control systems and emergency plans reviewed since harsh weather conditions such as these have become frequent as of late. The flooding has already caused damage to major cities such as Manchester, Leeds and York.
Climate change was partly attributed to the violent rain and flood by Storm Desmond which caused destruction in many parts of Scotland, Ireland and The Lake Disctrict. Climate change increased the chances of Storm Desmond flooding the affected areas up to 40%, according to research made by experts from Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and Oxford University.