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1

When did Cockermouth flood?

November 2010

2

Short Term: How many died?

1- a police officer who was killed when a bridge collapsed

3

Short Term: How many road bridges were destroyed?

20

4

Short Term: How many footbridges were destroyed?

200

5

Short Term: How many primary and secondary schools were shut?

13 Primary
5 Secondary

6

Short Term: How many people spent the night in shelters, or stay with family and friends?

More than 500

7

Long Term: How much did the damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure costs to repair?

£276 billion

8

Long Term: How many farms were severely affected by the floods?

110

9

Long Term: How many flooded households hadn't returned home within a year?

150

10

Long Term: After a year, how many of the 20 road bridges had not yet been repaired?

3

11

Long Term: How much was lost in the tourist industry?

£15 million

12

Long Term: How much was lost in cancelled bookings?

£2.5 million

13

Long Term: Who were affected by loss of transport links?

Retail and other businesses

14

Responses: How much money did PM Gordon Brown pledge to repair the roads?

£5.4 million

15

Responses: Where did the army install a bridge so that the town wasn't cut off?

Workington

16

Responses: How many different agencies helped?

50

17

Responses: How did the Environment Agency help?

They issued flood warnings and provided boats for rescues

18

Responses: How did Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service help?

Evacuated members of the community