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1

How many homes were flooded?

1300+ flooded and contaminated with sewage

2

How long were people told they could not move back?

1 year

3

How much rainfall did Seathwaite receive?

37.2cm in 3 days - average rainfall is 3cm

4

What was the flood due to?

Lengthy flow of warm air from Azores

5

How many died?

1 - PC Bill Barker (collapsed bridge)

6

How many bridges were affected?

12 bridges closed and 4 collapsed

7

How much did insurer estimate the damage?

£100 million

8

What were the economic effects?

Businesses were flooded causing long term economic issues

9

What helped rain water flood Cumbria?

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

10

What did the government give in response?

£1 million in aid

11

How many were evacuated from the town centre?

50 by helicopter

12

What did the army do in response?

Build a temporary footbridge over the River Derwent

13

What did Network Rail do in response?

Opened a temporary train station in Workington

14

What did the 'Visit Cumbria' website do?

Provided a list of recovery services/people offering accommodation

15

What was set up in response?

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

16

How much rain fell in 24 hours?

31.4cm

17

Where does Cockermouth sit?

On a confluence

18

1300+ flooded and contaminated with sewage

How many homes were flooded?

19

1 year

How long were people told they could not move back?

20

37.2cm in 3 days - average rainfall is 3cm

How much rainfall did Seathwaite receive?

21

Lengthy flow of warm air from Azores

What was the flood due to?

22

1 - PC Bill Barker (collapsed bridge)

How many died?

23

12 bridges closed and 4 collapsed

How many bridges were affected?

24

£100 million

How much did insurer estimate the damage?

25

Businesses were flooded causing long term economic issues

What were the economic effects?

26

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

What helped rain water flood Cumbria?

27

£1 million in aid

What did the government give in response?

28

50 by helicopter

How many were evacuated from the town centre?

29

Build a temporary footbridge over the River Derwent

What did the army do in response?

30

Opened a temporary train station in Workington

What did Network Rail do in response?

31

Provided a list of recovery services/people offering accommodation

What did the 'Visit Cumbria' website do?

32

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

What was set up in response?

33

31.4cm

How much rain fell in 24 hours?

34

On a confluence

Where does Cockermouth sit?