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1

Rich and poor parts of the world are affected...

Differently by flooding.

2

What is the case study for flooding in a rich part of the world?

Carlisle, England.

3

When did Carlisle flood?

8th January 2005.

4

What was the river called that flooded?

River Eden.

5

Name 2 causes of the Carlisle flood?

Heavy rainfall.
Large urban areas.

6

How much heavy rainfall was there?

200 mm of rain fell in 36 hours.

7

The continuous rainfall...

Saturated the soil.
Increasing the surface runoff into the river.

8

What does large urban areas means?

Lots of impermeable materials.
Increased surface runoff.

9

The causes of the flooding caused the discharge of the River Eden to reach...

1520 cumecs.

10

What is the River Eden's average discharge?

52 cumecs.

11

How many death were there?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

3 deaths.
Primary effect.

12

How many people were made homeless?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

3,000 homeless.
Primary effect.

13

How many schools severely flooded?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

4 schools.
Primary effect.

14

How many businesses shut down?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

350 businesses.
Primary.

15

How many addresses lost power?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

70,000 addresses.
Primary effect.

16

What was damaged?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

Roads, buildings, bridges.
Primary effect.

17

Rivers were polluted with what?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

Rubbish and sewage.
Primary effect.

18

What did children lose out on?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

Education, one school was closed for months
Secondary effect.

19

What illness increased after the flood?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

Stress-related illnesses.
Secondary effect.

20

How many jobs were at risk?
Is this a primary or secondary effect?

3000 jobs.
Secondary effect.

21

People were _______ from flooded areas.
Is this an immediate response or a long-term response?

Evacuated.
Immediate response.

22

What opened around Carlisle? what did they provide?
Is this an immediate response or a long-term response?

Reception Centres, provided drinks and food.
Immediate response.

23

What was set up for the homeless?
Is this an immediate response or a long-term response?

Temporary accommodation.
Immediate response.

24

Why were community groups set up?
Is this an immediate response or a long-term response?

Provide emotional support, give practical help.
Long-term response.

25

Why has a flood defence scheme been put in place?
Is this an immediate response or a long-term response?

Improve flood defences, build up the banks.
Long-term response.

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