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1

Name two settlements which are threatened

Overstrand and Happisburgh

2

What percent of East Anglias salt marsh could be lost by 2050?

22%

3

What year did East Anglia suffer terrible storm surges and how many died?

1953,
300 people

4

How much does the Norfolk broads area make as a popular tourist attraction?

Over £5 million

5

What will be at risk from flooding?

Large areas of the lower Thames estuary (affecting industry, housing and farm land)

Valuable agricultural land

Salt marshs

The Norfolk broads

6

What is being used to protect East Anglia?

Thames barrier

Managed retreat

Deliberate flooding (to allow salt marshes to reform)

7

What is causing the increased erosion rates?

Rising sea level

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