Flashcards in MEDC Flooding Case Study - Carlisle 2005 Deck (20)
When did the flooding occur?
8th January 2005
Which river flooded?
How much rain fell in 36 hours?
200mm, causing saturated soil, increasing runoff
How did Carlisle's location affect the flooding?
It is a large urban area so impermeable concrete increased runoff
What was the discharge of the river?
1520 cumecs, compared to an average 52
How many people died?
How many people were left homeless?
How many schools were severely flooded?
How many businesses were shut down?
How many homes were without power?
What was the effect on transport links?
Roads and bridges were damaged
What was the effect on rivers in the area?
They were polluted with rubbish and sewage
What was the effect on education?
Children lost out, some schools were closed for months
What was the effect on people's health?
Stress related illness increased after the floods
How many jobs were at risk because of the floods?
What was the immediate response?
People were evacuate
What was provided for evacuees?
Reception centres were opened to provide food and drinks.
What was done for the homeless?
Temporary accommodation was set up?
What was done long term to provide emotional help?
Community groups were set up to give support and practical help