Boscastle flood

flood damage

Basically you need to know the same things as you did for the bangladesh case study….only Boscastle is in Cornwall and therefore is an example of a flod in a richer (MEDC) country. So below are the same extracts from our syllabus as i posted for the bangladesh work……

“Rivers flood due to a number of physical and human causes. Flooding appears to be an increasingly frequent event.”


“The effects of and responses to floods vary between areas of contrasting levels of wealth…..A case study of flooding in a rich part of the world and one from a poorer area – the different effects of and responses to flooding.”

So the  3 key things are that you know what causes the flooding, what effects the flooding has and how people respond to the flooding.

Here is what you can find out on wikipedia 

And this is the BBC version of events

another geography teacher has blogged this

and this site has excellent resources on the causes (nice animations) but my computer crashed when i tried to view the helicopter video of the flood 😦


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  1.’s done it once more. Amazing writing.

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