MEDC Boscastle flooding case study


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What date did the Flooding occur?
16th of August 2004
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Where did the thundery showers come from?
Remainders of Hurricane Alex from the Atlantic.
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How much rain fell?
185mm (7 inches)
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The river raised ...m in a space of ........
2m, one hour
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Where was the 3m wave created?
Under the bridge, and was released when the bridge collapsed.
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What caused a large amount of surface runoff?
Steep valley sides became saturated
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What two rivers flooded?
Valency and Jordan
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How many vehicles/ buildings were washed into the sea?
75 cars, 5 caravans, 6 buildings and many boats
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How many homes/businesses were destroyed?
100
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.... were uprooted and ..... was scattered
tree's, debris
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How much did insurance companies pay out?
£20 million
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... helicopters rescued .... people
7, 150
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Were there any injuries/ deaths?
No
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The river was ..... and ......
widened, deepened
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What was removed?
The lower bridge
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What was done to the car park?
Raised above previous flood level
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What were landowners encouraged to do?
Remove any dead tree's and maintain vegetation
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What was added to some parts of the town?
Flood defence walls
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Where did the thundery showers come from?

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Remainders of Hurricane Alex from the Atlantic.

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How much rain fell?

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The river raised ...m in a space of ........

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Where was the 3m wave created?

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