Carlisle , Cumbria - river flooding 2005

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  • Carlisle, Cumbria- river flooding 2005
    • Causes
      • Human
        • Urbanization- high surface run off
        • Drain and sewage systems overflowed
          • 25% of flooding problems were associated with overflowing drains
      • Physical
        • Heavy rainfall
          • 6th of January: 200mm of rain in 36 hours
        • Grounds were saturated already
          • water went straight to the river
        • high peak discharge (1520 cumecs , normally-52)
    • Impacts
      • Economic
        • It took about a year to repair homes and cost over £100 Million
        • 350 businesses had to shut down due to no electricity and other services
        • United Biscuits - largest employer in the area flooded with 3m
          • 33/1100 employees lost their jobs
        • 70,000 addresses had no power
        • 80 buses were destroyed
      • Environmental
        • Rivers were polluted with rubbish and sewage
        • Increased river bank erosion
      • Social
        • 3 people died
        • over 3000 people were made homeless for up to a year
        • 4 schools were flooded
          • children lost out on education
        • increase in stress related ilnesses following the floods

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