London coastal flooding

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  • London coastal flooding
    • Low lying areas at risk from seal level rise - causes coastal flooding.
    • Social effects
      • 1.25 million people live in the flood zone. - Newly developed apartment blocks beside river.
      • 400 schools, 16 hospitals in flood zone - people need to be looked after.
      • people trapped in their homes and other buildings. Some may die or get injured.
      • Homes damaged. People would need to rely on insurance. Not everyone has insurance.
    • Environmental Effects
      • Marshes of thames estuary damaged. Important habitats lost.
      • Important buildings e.g. Houses Of Parliament in danger zone.
  • Economic effects
    • London coastal flooding
      • Low lying areas at risk from seal level rise - causes coastal flooding.
      • Social effects
        • 1.25 million people live in the flood zone. - Newly developed apartment blocks beside river.
        • 400 schools, 16 hospitals in flood zone - people need to be looked after.
        • people trapped in their homes and other buildings. Some may die or get injured.
        • Homes damaged. People would need to rely on insurance. Not everyone has insurance.
      • Environmental Effects
        • Marshes of thames estuary damaged. Important habitats lost.
        • Important buildings e.g. Houses Of Parliament in danger zone.
    • Centre of business. Important businesses e.g. banks, company headquarters.
    • River banks lined with modern office buildings.
    • London Docklands important focus for business - shopping areas e.g. Canary Wharf
    • Important art galleries (Tate Modern) + shakespeare's globe theatre. O2 Arena on the river bank at greenwich.
    • Estimated £100 billion worth property at risk of flooding.
    • Cost of damage to infrastructure (roads, railways, tube and services e.g. electricity, gaspipes, landlines - billions of £.

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