Flashcards in Cockermouth- Flooding Deck (18):
When did Cockermouth flood?
Short Term: How many died?
1- a police officer who was killed when a bridge collapsed
Short Term: How many road bridges were destroyed?
Short Term: How many footbridges were destroyed?
Short Term: How many primary and secondary schools were shut?
Short Term: How many people spent the night in shelters, or stay with family and friends?
More than 500
Long Term: How much did the damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure costs to repair?
Long Term: How many farms were severely affected by the floods?
Long Term: How many flooded households hadn't returned home within a year?
Long Term: After a year, how many of the 20 road bridges had not yet been repaired?
Long Term: How much was lost in the tourist industry?
Long Term: How much was lost in cancelled bookings?
Long Term: Who were affected by loss of transport links?
Retail and other businesses
Responses: How much money did PM Gordon Brown pledge to repair the roads?
Responses: Where did the army install a bridge so that the town wasn't cut off?
Responses: How many different agencies helped?
Responses: How did the Environment Agency help?
They issued flood warnings and provided boats for rescues