UK Winter Storms 2013/14

View mindmap
  • UK Winter Storms
    • Causes
      • Powerful Jetstream
      • Low pressure systems over Atlantic
      • High Pressure over Norway  -> all low pressure storms over UK
    • Key Facts
      • >12 major Winter storms
      • Stormiest period in 20yrs
      • mid-Dec to early Jan & late Jan to mid-Feb
    • Management
      • MET Office fllood warnings
      • Flood defenses, e,g, Thames Barrier
      • Emergency rest shelters
    • Social  Impacts
      • Coastal and Inland flooding
      • 3 deaths due to traffic accidents & falling masonry
      • Rail networks closed
      • 100000 homes without power
    • Economic Impacts
      • £1.3bn in UK & Wales
      • 91% of damages were in England
      • 25% of cost was residential properties
      • 21% of cost was businesses
    • Environmental Impacts
      • Coastal erosion
      • Fallen trees
      • River Severn floodplain inundated
      • Beach profile altered
      • Agriculture affected

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Tourism resources »