The Flash Flood Guidance System (or shortly - FFGS) is a forecaster's tool designed to provide hydrological and meteorological forecasters with readily and accessible quality controlled precipitation estimates from weather radars and satellites, precipitation measurements (raingauges), forecast data from Numerical Weather Prediction models, and other information to produce timely and accurate flash flood warnings worldwide.
* Flood defences simply aren't good enough
here's what needs to be done. Paper shows vulnerability of some ares in UK. Especially dykes or other types of protection are not built properly to withstand future floods.