2 rivers, East Lyn and West Lyn.
Source of river in Exmoor.
1 in 4 Gradient
Pete soil and impermeable rock.
12/14 days of rain- very saturated soil.
River fose 4m in 5 minutes.
Narrow Wooded Valley.
23cm of rainfall that day.
Thin soil and impermeable rock.
West Lyn made narrower due to tourist accomodation.
Small catchment basin and steep valley meant water collected quickly.
Build up of debris meant that the river rose and burst its banks- water flowed through village.
Short Term Effects
Roads cut off.
Rescuers cut off.
Build up of debris.
Flooding 7m above floor level.
High water levels in the river.
Long Term Effects
34 people dead
90 houses and businesses destroyed
27m trees destroyed
19 boats destroyed
Damage to homes
Power station flooded
1000 people homeless
WIDER ROADS AND BRIDGES
STRENGTHENED BANKS AND FLOOD DEFENCES.
Effects on Different Groups of People
Home destroyed belongings lost. May have experienced a death of a relative of friend. Grief. Shock. School damaged or destroyed. No sense of normality.
No accomodation or facilities. No way to leave as roads blocked. May have lost belongings. Shock. Disappointment. May have lost loved ones. Grief.
Business Men/ Women-
Lost their businesses and all the money that they would have invested into it. Workers stuck. May be forced to relocate. Shock. Grief. May go bust if cannot rebuild business.
Lost homes, belongings, care and support. Traumatisied. Shocked. Could be fatal if they can no longer cope.