- Created by: Amy0708
- Created on: 18-12-15 15:03
Causes of the flood
Geology-the type of rock effected the rate of erosion and it was made of less resistant rock and therfore was eroded quicker.
Fetch- the speed of the wave- the fetch must have been a considerable amount over time for this much erosion to occur.
Effects on the people in Happisburgh
850 were left homeless
1000 homes were lost
25 boats and properties were swept into the sea
Some residents were diagnosed with stress due to the trauma of the flood.
the community fled- therfore caused a population deacrese.
Effects on the environment
Farmers loose a considerbale amount of land - therefore jobs are lost and crops are minimized.
Wildlife lost their habitant or killed.
Buildings and roads falling into the sea which caused polution.
Effects on the Economy
80,000 pound a house before the flood- 1 pound afterwards.
Less insurance due to house costs decreasing.
The Response to this
Goverment refuses to help because the village is too cheap now.
4 million pounds is needed for ONLY 500m of flood defense.
457 pounds lost because of the deacrese in tourist numbers
No defenses because they are too expensive- speeds up the rate of erosion.