MEDC River Flooding Case Study

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What is the date of the Carlisle floods?
8th January 2005
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Location of MEDC flood (plus river)
River Eden, Carlisle, North East England
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Causes of the Carlisle flood?
200mm of rain fell in 36 hours; Urban area-increased run-off. This meant the discharge was 1520 cumecs rather than 52.
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What are the primary effects of the Carlisle flooding?
3 deaths, 4 schools closed, 3000 homeless, 350 businesses closed, 70,000 homes without power
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What are the secondary effects of the Carlisle flooding?
Children lost out on education, Stress-related illness increased, 3000 jobs at risk
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What were the immediate responses?
To evacuate people from areas that were flooding, set up reception areas to supply food and drink for homeless, set up temporary shelter for homeless people to sleep.
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What were the long-term responses?
Community groups for practical help and emotional support, a flood defense scheme meant the levees were raised.
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Location of MEDC flood (plus river)

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River Eden, Carlisle, North East England

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Causes of the Carlisle flood?

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What are the primary effects of the Carlisle flooding?

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