This is from another web site:
"When I was a kid, I used to go newt collecting in my home town in a place called “Flood Meadows”. When I went back a few years ago, I was amazed to see that they’ve built a housing estate on it now.
If you build houses on a place calld “Flood Meadows”, you’re an idiot.
If you buy a house in a place called “Flood Meadows”, you’re an idiot.
If you now live in a place called “Flood Meadows” and you’re now under 4ft of water, don’t blame God; don’t blame global warming; don’t even blame the government. You only have yourself to blame."
Being flooded must be ghastly, but something has gone very wrong with the planning process.