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1

When did the flooding occur?

8th January 2005

2

Which river flooded?

The Eden

3

How much rain fell in 36 hours?

200mm, causing saturated soil, increasing runoff

4

How did Carlisle's location affect the flooding?

It is a large urban area so impermeable concrete increased runoff

5

What was the discharge of the river?

1520 cumecs, compared to an average 52

6

How many people died?

3

7

How many people were left homeless?

3000

8

How many schools were severely flooded?

4

9

How many businesses were shut down?

350

10

How many homes were without power?

70,000

11

What was the effect on transport links?

Roads and bridges were damaged

12

What was the effect on rivers in the area?

They were polluted with rubbish and sewage

13

What was the effect on education?

Children lost out, some schools were closed for months

14

What was the effect on people's health?

Stress related illness increased after the floods

15

How many jobs were at risk because of the floods?

3000

16

What was the immediate response?

People were evacuate

17

What was provided for evacuees?

Reception centres were opened to provide food and drinks.

18

What was done for the homeless?

Temporary accommodation was set up?

19

What was done long term to provide emotional help?

Community groups were set up to give support and practical help

20

What was done to protect against future floods?

Defence schemes were improved, eg. build up the banks of the river to prevent flooding