Geography Boscastle Case study

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  • Created on: 21-04-16 13:20
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  • Case Study - Flood
    • When
      • 16 August 2004
    • Where
      • Boscastle, Cornwall
    • Causes
      • Ground waterlogged from previous rain
      • Local rocks are impermeable
      • Summer storms =200mm rain in 4 hours
      • Steep slopes, narrow valleys... Reached Valency quickly
      • Bridges trapped branches and acted like dams
    • Impacts
      • 100 people airlifted to safety
      • 80 cars washed out to sea
      • Many homes flooded
      • £300 million damage

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