River flooding in MEDC

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  • River Flooding in MEDC
    • Locate
      • Cockermouth, Cumbria, England
      • 2010
      • November 2009
      • Confluence of R.Dewent and R.Cocker
    • Causes
      • Physical
        • 31cm of rain in 24 hrs
        • Ground already saturated
        • Rivers both swollen
      • Human
        • Buildings on floodplain
    • Effects
      • Economic
        • Cost of repairs: £100 million
        • Long term difficulties for local economy
      • Social
        • 1 death
        • 1300 homes flooded
        • 4 bridges collapsed
      • Environmental
        • Sewage leaked into houses
    • Responce
      • Immediate
        • SMS sent to all residents to evacuate
        • 200 people rescued by emergency services
      • Long-term
        • Gov. provided £1 million for repairs and clean up
        • Cumbria Flood recovery fund raised £1million

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