Local Hazard Case Study

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  • Hazards in Hampshire
    • vulnerability
      • increased urbanisation
        • 87% live in urban areas
      • large county with many river systems
      • high population - 1.25 million
      • low-lying areas developed - Hayling Island
    • Capacity to Cope
      • emergency services
      • overly dependant on technology + services that could break down during hazard
      • investment in management of defences
      • days off when  it snows - low
      • improved prediction
    • Hazards
      • Ground Water Flooding
        • caused by very high water table
        • Hambledon Autumn 2000
          • cost to emergency services = £250,000
          • cost to residents £250,000
          • high street had 6 inch deep stream for 8 weeks
      • River Flooding
        • Jan 2001-Winchester
          • school closures - 1 year
            • rose school floor by 1ft
          • Cathedral flooded
          • damage to city centre
        • pro-longed rainfall
      • Heatwaves + Droughts
        • low level of water
        • River Itchen
          • Wildlife destroyed
          • pumped water back into river
          • salmon stock low
      • Snow
        • Artic cold air mass winds blowing from north
        • Hampshire Snow
          • airport lost £1million - 1/5 of business
          • travel disrupted
  • days off when  it snows - low

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