Tewkesbury flooding 2007 case study

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  • Tewkesbury flooding 2007
    • As the ground was saturated very little water was infiltrated into the ground
    • On the 20th July 2007 there were very heavy downpours in the uk
    • There were no flood defences in places.
    • 10,000 people were stranded in their cars on the M5
    • The summer of 2007 was the wettest
    • 53 schools across the county were damaged
    • Rainwater ran off the hills and straight into the river channels
    • 80% of properties were affected across the county
    • Electricity was lost  to 48,000 homes across Gloucestershire for 2 days
    • RAF rescue helicopters scrambled to rescue people from roof tops and 529 people were rescued by boat services.
    • A temporary satellite doctor's surgery was in place in Tewkesbury for one week
    • Environment agency now holds flood prevention classes in the area for possible future floods
    • In Tewkesbury 850 families were still living in caravans at Christmas in 2008
    • 25,000 sandbags were quickly distributed and 200 tonnes of sand used across the county to reduce flooding
    • There was an increase in crime as peoples abandoned homes were robbed and looted
    • 34 new flood defences were built by 2008 providing protection to 30,000 homes
    • 420 roads were damaged across the county
    • The county has set up a free flood-warning scheme and at least 73,000 people have signed up


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