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Cumbria Floods Nov 2009

Page history last edited by catrin treanor 9 years, 10 months ago

For any case study you should be able to recall:

  • Causes - physical and human
  • Effects - immediate and long term (you can also categorise them as social, economic...)
  • Response - short and medium term 



The floods in Cumbria were triggered by an “unprecedented” downpour over 24 hours between Thursday and Friday (20th Nov)— the greatest deluge since records began in 1727.

Cockermouth, where the Derwent and Cocker rivers converge at the foot of a range of rainswept hills, was worst hit.


Environment Agency map



Scroll down and watch the newsreport that takes you on a tour of Cockermouth High Street

The Aftermath

In pictures - look through these pictures and list the effects and response to the flood event


A long article  from The Sunday Times but you could scan it for causes, effects and responses



The Prime Minister thanked representatives from the police, fire and rescue service, army, county council, and the highways and environment agencies for their “superb response” to the crisis...



Support for businesses - Northwest Regional Development Agency


1 year on...  A more sustainable approach to river management?


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