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Cumbria Flood 2009

How many homes were flooded?

1300+ flooded and contaminated with sewage

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How long were people told they could not move back?

1 year

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How much rainfall did Seathwaite receive?

37.2cm in 3 days - average rainfall is 3cm

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What was the flood due to?

Lengthy flow of warm air from Azores

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How many died?

1 - PC Bill Barker (collapsed bridge)

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How many bridges were affected?

12 bridges closed and 4 collapsed

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How much did insurer estimate the damage?

£100 million

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What were the economic effects?

Businesses were flooded causing long term economic issues

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What helped rain water flood Cumbria?

Steep slopes of Cumbrian mountains. Rivers were already swollen due to previous rainfall. Ground already saturated.

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What did the government give in response?

£1 million in aid

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How many were evacuated from the town centre?

50 by helicopter

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What did the army do in response?

Build a temporary footbridge over the River Derwent

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What did Network Rail do in response?

Opened a temporary train station in Workington

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What did the 'Visit Cumbria' website do?

Provided a list of recovery services/people offering accommodation

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Cumbria Flood 2009

What was set up in response?

Cumbrian Flood Recovery Fund - received £1 million in 10 days

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Cumbria Flood 2009

How much rain fell in 24 hours?

31.4cm

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Where does Cockermouth sit?

On a confluence

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Cumbria Flood 2009

1300+ flooded and contaminated with sewage

How many homes were flooded?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

1 year

How long were people told they could not move back?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

37.2cm in 3 days - average rainfall is 3cm

How much rainfall did Seathwaite receive?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Lengthy flow of warm air from Azores

What was the flood due to?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

1 - PC Bill Barker (collapsed bridge)

How many died?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

12 bridges closed and 4 collapsed

How many bridges were affected?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

£100 million

How much did insurer estimate the damage?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Businesses were flooded causing long term economic issues

What were the economic effects?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Steep slopes of Cumbrian mountains. Rivers were already swollen due to previous rainfall. Ground already saturated.

What helped rain water flood Cumbria?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

£1 million in aid

What did the government give in response?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

50 by helicopter

How many were evacuated from the town centre?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Build a temporary footbridge over the River Derwent

What did the army do in response?

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Cumbria Flood 2009

Opened a temporary train station in Workington

What did Network Rail do in response?