Flooding in an MEDC

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FLOODING IN AN MEDC

·         WHERE?   Hull is in the northeast of England. It was originally called Kingston-upon- Hull.  It has many tourist attractions such as a market town, and fishing and whaling centre. It is 40km from the North Sea and has a population of 257,000. It is situated on low-lying land making it vulnerable to floods.

 

·         WHY DOES IT FLOOD IN HULL? Generally it floods just as any other area dependent upon their land position. In hull, the main cause of flooding was the unexpected amount of rain. The City of Hull is a built up area which has recently been urbanised. This, in the case of flooding, has come as a disadvantage as when it rains there are less trees and vegetation for the rain to intercept into, meaning that more rain will go through surface run off. The majority of precipitation that

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