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1

What was the effects of the River Greta flooding?

-7 schools closed
-100 people needed temporary shelter
-Residents of Ravensfield Residential Home had to be evacuated

2

What were the caused of the River Greta flooding?

-200mm of rain fell in some areas
-Confluence of the River Greta and Derwent

3

What was the cause of the River Colorado USA flooding?

Double annual rainfall in 24 hours on the 17th September 2013

4

What were the effects of the River Colorado flooding on PEOPLE? (3)

-8 people died
-3000 people evacuated
-1500 homes destroyed

5

What there the effects on the ENVIRONMENT of the river Colorado flooding? (3)

-17000 buildings damaged
-30 bridges destroyed
-10 oil spills which lead to widespread land and water pollution

6

What was the cause of the River Indus, Pakistan, flooding?

Monsoon rainfall on 6th August 2010

7

What was the effects on PEOPLE of the river Indus flooding?

-1600 people died
650000 houses destroyed leaving +1,000,000 people homeless

8

What was the effects on the ENVIRONMENT of the River Indus flooding?

-10,000 cows died
-1.4 million acres of crop land flooded
-Roads worth £38 million were destroyed

9

What was the cause of the River Nile flooding?

Heavy rainfall on August 15th 2013

10

What were the effects on PEOPLE of the River Nile flooding? (4)

-36 people died
-90 injured
-80,000 made homeless
-Many secondary deaths occurred due to the spread of malaria and diarrhoea

11

What there the effects on the ENVIRONMENT of the River Nile flooding?

Drinking water and land was polluted by sewage and road surfaces were washed away