Flooding Case Study MEDC

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  • Flooding- Case Study MEDC
    • Primary effects
      • 3 deaths
      • 3000 people made homeless
      • 4 schools severely flooded
      • 350 businesses shut down
      • 70 000 addresses lost power
      • Some roads/ bridges damaged
      • River polluted with rubbish and sewage
    • Protection measures
      • River levels monitored, flood warnings issued to public
      • leaflets explaining flood warnings distributed
      • Eden and Petteril Flood Alleviation Scheme in 2008
        • building flood defence walls and levees
      • Local council distributes sandbags during flood warning
    • Causes
      • Heavy rainfall- 200mm in 36 hours
      • Urban Area .:. impermeable surfaces
        • Increased runoff
          • Heavy rainfall- 200mm in 36 hours
      • Discharge to reach 1520 cumecs
    • Background Info
      • Carlisle, England
      • 8th January 2005
      • River Eden
        • Average discharge 52 cumecs
          • Discharge to reach 1520 cumecs
    • Secondary effects
      • children lost out on education
      • stress-related illnesses
      • 3000 jobs were at risk

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