Cockermouth Case Study

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What was the name of the town?
Cockermouth
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What was the date of the flood?
19 November 2009
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Where abouts is Cockermouth?
The Lake District
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Why did the river flood?
The ground was already saturated from rain previously, the heavy rainfall there after flooded the river and land
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What two rivers meet in Cockermouth?
The river Cockermouth and The river Derwent
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How high was the flood water in Cockermouth?
2.5m
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How many people were effected?
1,300
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What other problems were there to do with facilities and supplies?
Homes were without power and schools had to close
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How many bridges had to be inspected?
1,800
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What town became cut off?
Workington became cut off due to the floods
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What was the cost of the floods for the insurance companies?
£100m
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What problems did farmers have?
Their animals were killed, their land became saturated and flooded, walls and fences were also knocked down
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How much mud did shops in the town centre have in them after the floods?
1m
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What were the short term responses to the floods?
200 people had to be airlifted off roofs, several saved by lifeboats. Temporary shelters were set up
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What were the long term responses to the floods?:
Flooded buildings assessed, temporary trading space for damaged shops in the town hall, shops filled with rubbish washed out of peoples houses and shops. Temporary shelter needed for several months, main road needed checks before use + resurfaced
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