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L7 Flood Events In Uk

  1. 1. Why do rivers flood? Why flooding occurs – the natural causes and the ways in which people make it worse Where floods have occurred in the UK How the frequency of flooding seems to be increasing
  2. 2. <ul><li>Floods occur when a river bursts its banks if it is carrying so much water that it cannot be confined to its usual course </li></ul><ul><li>It is an extreme situation due to high levels of flow </li></ul><ul><li>The extent to which the river exceeds the flow determines the severity of the flood and how often flooding occurs </li></ul><ul><li>Usually bigger floods occur less often and less severe flood events occur more infrequently </li></ul>
  3. 3. The flood threat to England and Wales Trent Tees Severn Thames Avon Great Ouse Humber Tees Thames Humber Great Ouse Trent Severn Avon
  4. 4. Source BBC
  5. 5. Investigate….. <ul><li>Flooding in one of the following areas of the UK in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Tewkesbury </li></ul><ul><li>Hull </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield </li></ul><ul><li>Carlisle </li></ul><ul><li>Produce an informative and illustrated A4 display piece. You must include a OS map of the area and annotated photographs. Include mention of: </li></ul><ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Social, economic and environmental effects </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue operation – who, what, where </li></ul><ul><li>What was done in the short term and long term </li></ul>
  6. 6. Carlisle <ul><li>BBC Cumbria - Your flood stories BBC - In Pictures: Carlisle Floods BBC Video - Carlisle's Legacy Assessed Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service - Carlisle Floods Guardian - 'Bodies of elderly neighbours found in Carlisle flood' </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sheffield <ul><li>Two die in Sheffield flood chaos </li></ul><ul><li> Floods </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery Two: Floods in South Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery One: Floods in South Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding Help and Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Concern over flood early warnings </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hull <ul><li>Drains fail in Hull </li></ul><ul><li>Summer flooding 'swamped drains' </li></ul><ul><li>In pictures: Hull floods </li></ul><ul><li>Support pledged for flood areas </li></ul><ul><li>Flood-hit Hull a 'forgotten city' </li></ul><ul><li>When rain brought death to Hull </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coulthard.org.uk/hullfloods/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hull is 'forgotten city' of the flooding crisis </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,2119487,00.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tewkesbury <ul><li>Tewkesbury rivers burst </li></ul><ul><li>Two dead after flooding accident </li></ul><ul><li>Pensioners struggle without water </li></ul><ul><li>Gloucester from the air </li></ul><ul><li>Water treatment works repaired </li></ul><ul><li>Man's body found in flooded area </li></ul><ul><li>Flood-hit areas face further rain </li></ul><ul><li>Water offenders 'will be jailed' </li></ul><ul><li>Bowsers 'not being contaminated' </li></ul><ul><li>Road clean up operation under way </li></ul><ul><li>Pump fumes kill two in town </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary water supply for Tewkesbury </li></ul><ul><li>Prime minister visits town </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>July floods: At-a-glance </li></ul><ul><li> Laser maps flood-prone areas </li></ul><ul><li>Flood risk fear over key UK sites </li></ul><ul><li>The summer floods: What happened </li></ul><ul><li>'National effort' urged on floods </li></ul><ul><li>Laser maps flood-prone areas </li></ul><ul><li>New measures to tackle flooding </li></ul><ul><li>What can be done to prevent repeat flooding </li></ul>

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