Boscastle

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  • Boscastle
    • Ground was waterlogged
    • Rocks in the area = impermeable
    • storms = 200mm of rain in 4h
    • Steep slopes and narrow valleys reached river quicker
    • Bridges trapped branches that became blocked and acted like dams
    • Impacts
      • 100 people airlifted to safety
      • 80 cars washed out to sea
        • flood caused £300million of damage
          • 100 people airlifted to safety
      • flood caused £300million of damage

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