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Flashcards in Boscastle Flood Deck (8):
1

When?

16 of August 2004

2

Where?

At the confluence of river Jordan and river Valency

3

Primary effects

-more than 50 cars were washed out to sea
-25 business properties destroyed
-50 buildings damaged
-4 footbridges washed away

4

Secondary effects

-20 million pounds paid by insurance companies
-people lost jobs
-devastated 90 percent of the local economy, coming from tourism
-expensive to clean the city from mud and debris

5

Immediate responses

-people were rescued by helicopter

6

Long-term responses

-the flood-defence scheme cost 4.6 million pounds
-widening the channel
-raising car park to protect cars
-relocate lower bridge with raised arch to prevent debris to build up

7

Causes Physical

-saturated ground
-steep saturated sides of Valency Valley
-the confluence of 2 rivers Valency and Jordan

8

Causes Human

-less significant
-lack of any flood control
-old drainage system
-small bridges with low arches causing debris to get stuck, creating dams