Flooding in an LEDC

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What's the case study?
Mozambique
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What year did it take place?
2000
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What were the physical causes?
High rain fall. Hurricane with torrential rain. Drainage basin was very large and both major rivers reached peak discharge.
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How much rain fell?
1163mm
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What were the human causes?
Surrounding grass lands destroyed. Marshes drained for farming. Urbanisation, impermeable surfaces.
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What were the short term immediate impacts?
150 people killed. 220,000 moved from their homes. 600+ schools destructed or closed.
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