Water on the land flood case study

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Give an example of a flood in a rich part of the world.
Carlisle,England
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Name 2 causes of the flood.
Heavy rainfall- in one region, 200mm in 36 hours . Impermeble areas due to urbanisation.
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name 2 primary effects
3 deaths, 3000 homeless, 4 schools severely flooded.
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name 3 secondary effects
children lost out on education, one school was closed for months, stress related illness increased and 300 jobs were at risk
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name an immediate response.
reception areas opened to provide food and drinks, temporary accommodation made for people who had become homeless. people were evacuated.
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name some long term responses.
community group set up to provide emotional support. A flood defence scheme has been set up.
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Give an example of flooding in a poor part of the world.
Bangladesh and India
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What was the causes of the flood?
Heavy rainfall, 900mm in July, melting snow from glaciers in the Himalayas.
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What were the primary effects of the flood?
2000 deaths, 25 million homeless,44 schools destroyed and 10 000km of roads destroyed.
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What were the secondary effects of the flood?
Children lost out on education - around 4000 schools were affected, 100 000 caught water borne diseases, flooded fields reduced basmati yields- prices rose by 10%.
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What was the immediate response of the flood?
many people didn't evacuate and blocked transport slowed down any attempted evacuations, international charities distributed food , water and medical aid.
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What were the long term responses?
international charities have funded the rebuilding of homes, agriculture and fishing industries. Some homes have been rebuilt on stilts so they're less likely to be damaged by future floods.
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