Coastal flooding - TOWYN

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  • Created on: 16-04-15 16:20
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  • Coastal flooding - TOWYN
    • Physical Causes
      • 1.5M storm surge. High tide & winds.
      • High levels of run-off
      • low pressure
      • Low lying land
    • Human Causes
      • Climate change
      • Rise in Sea level
      • Little protection and preparation
      • buildings on vulnerable coast lines
      • poor reaction (slow)
    • Physical consequences
      • farmland and livelihood lost.
      • Salt water contaminated soil
      • Habitats destroyed
    • Socio-economic consequences
      • schools relocated for 3 months
      • 800 homeless
      • looters - police needed
      • 6000 caravans destroyed and wont insure again
      • loss of tourists and money
      • sea walls needed reparing
      • break down of locals trust for eachother
      • Temporary centres
      • potential for stronger town afterwards.

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