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When (Carlisle c/s)

8th January 2005
River Eden

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Causes of flooding (Carlisle c/s)

- Heavy rain fall (200mm in 36HRS)
- Saturated soil - increased runoff in to River Eden - discharge reached 1520 comics (average is 52)

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Primary effects (Carlisle c/s)

- 3 deaths
- 3000 people were made homeless
- 4 schools were severely flooded
- 350 businesses were shut down
- 70,000 addresses lost power
- Roads and bridges were damaged
- Rivers were polluted with rubbish and sewage

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Secondary effects (Carlisle c/s)

- Children lost out on education
- Stress- related illnesses increased
- Around 3000 jobs were at risk

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Immediate responses (Carlisle c/s)

- People were evacuated from areas
- Reception centres were opened to provide food & drinks
- Temporary accommodation was set up

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Long-term responses (Carlisle c/s)

- Community groups provided emotional support & give practical help
- A flood defence scheme was set up (built up the banks on the River Eden)