Conveniently forgetting that past floods in the north were much more severe and damaging, without Cobra meetings and 24 hour rolling news coverage.
Also as an interesting aside to this startling light on the imbalance in this country between the London/south-east and everywhere else, anyone else appreciating the irony of living in a house on a feature dubbed quite unambiguously a flood plain in a notoriously wet country and then wondering why their dog is swimming around the living-room?
With my irreverent attitude now concluded though, hope people can recover from this reasonably quickly, and not too many folks get hurt.
Makes sense to be worried when your most valuable, economically-adding areas are in danger. Many would call the north, 'the parasites'.
It's because the South is where all the important people live...
I hope London sinks with all the vermin
It is because anything worth saving is in the south. If the north floods it won't affect anyone or anything important, floods in (and the surrounding areas of) London is massively important because that is where the money that is earned to pay for your council houses and chronic laziness (but there's no jobs boo hoo!) comes from.