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  1. 1. Still High and Dry ? : Lessons learned from UK Flooding“BINGO” CARD: EYES DOWN FOR A FULL HOUSE !! 1 6 10 18 131 152 857 1953 7000 30000 200000 500000 1 million 2 million 3 millionHazard Risk Equation – annotate as appropriate – how will the variables change ?GLOSSARYIdentify the meaning of the following key terms when discussing flooding:PLUVIAL:RESILIENCE:STAKEHOLDERS:CATCHMENT:FLOODPLAIN:PRIMARY HAZARDS:SECONDARY HAZARDS:What were the lessons YOU learned ?
  2. 2. 11 people killed Government Review of flooding announced£3 billion in insurance claims People still living in caravans a year laterAround 35 000 homes damaged Armed services deployed£1 billion of other costs Emergency services strained to breaking pointGreatest number of search and rescue Farm livestock drowned or trappedmissions since Second World WarWater supplies affected. Power supplies cut off as sub-stations floodedCommunities completely cut off Roads damaged, bridges collapsedMajor and minor roads closed, including the M1 Shopping centres and football stadiums floodedmotorwayWater bowsers brought in to maintain water Railways closed owing to flooding and landslipssupply on the lineHomes evacuated Serious damage to many schools and businessesCars submerged in floodwater Government promised £46 million to flood-hit councilsMeadowhall shopping centre flooded for the EA said £1 billion a year needed to improve floodfirst time defences.Vegetable prices rose in the shops Widespread crop damage, esp. wheat, carrots, peas and potatoesMany people living in “caravan cities” for Health risks from infected floodwatermonths afterwards. For a summary of the content of the lecture, as well as further notes and links to the presentation itself, go to my slideshare page: http://slideshare.net/geoblogs Alan Parkinson ( http://livinggeography.blogspot.com) – blog with over 4300 posts on it…

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