Somerset Floods 2014


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  • Created on: 13-05-14 18:37
Physical causes
More than double the expected precipitation, with a cumulation of storms, pushed in by an unusually powerful jet stream
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Human causes
160,000 acres was reclaimed in Roman times, so has a major flood every few decades
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Community cohesion
King Alfred Arms became a food bank, network of paths built by volunteers to reach homes affected
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Socio-economic cost
average cost of £160,000 to each farmer
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Cost to agriculture industry
£10 million cost
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Cost
£830 million
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Environmental
3000 birds
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