Can the government control the weather? – AOL Travel UK

On the night of 15 August 1952 the worst flood in British history swept through the tiny seaside village of Lynmouth.Ninety million tonnes of water devastated the area, killing 35 people and leaving more than 400 people homeless.See also: Coffins float in street after Louisiana floodingSee also: 90 passengers evacuated after UK train stuck in flood waterThe cause of the destruction was said to be the extremely heavy rainfall in the water basin surrounding Lynmouth.However newly de-classified documents reveal that the RAF was experimenting with artificial rain making in the same week as the disaster.Is there a chance that the UK government caused the fatal Lynmouth flood?On that 22.9 inches of rail fell in the four miles of moor land surrounding the town, this immense rain fall burst the banks of the river Lyn around 9pm and the village began to flood.At its worst, the water level was rising six inches every 15 minutes. As well as the water 40,000 tonnes of boulders were dragged off the moors, destroying houses and cars .While the British Met Office has admitted to experimenting with cloud seeding or artificial rain making, it flatly denies that any of these experiments took place before 1955.

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