Gloucester Floods - 2007

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  • Gloucester Floods - 2007
    • CAUSES
      • Month rainfall in ONE day
      • A victorian Dam failed
    • PRIMARY EFFECTS
      • 3 drowned in initial downpour
      • 30,000 evacuated in Hull
      • M5 Motorway closed
      • 350,000 without water
        • 140,000 for a week
      • 60-80 people slept in Tewkesbury Abbey
    • SECONDARY EFFECTS
      • 7000 businesses flooded
      • £3 billion cost to insurers
      • 13 PEOPLE DEAD
      • 18,000 motor claims
      • 120,000 household insurance claims
    • FUTURE?
      • Large threat still
      • Lack of protection
      • Increase in Global Warming

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