Boscastle Flooding paperwork
п»їThe Boscastle Massive amounts: August 16th 2004.
A hot time in August (16th 2004)
Seriously torrential thunderstorm 60 mms in two hours
Really tall convectional clouds
The remnants of Hurricane Alex
Really sharp sided profound valleys from the R. Valency and the R. Jordan The valleys direct the water down towards Boscastle
Small вЂflashy' catchments that funnel water into estuaries and rivers quickly. twenty three sq . km. Rivers run off the excessive ground of Bodmin Moor (relief rainfall) Geology
Insobornable rocks (slates and granite) and clay soils
Boscastle constructed beside the ocean on a flood plain at the end of the filter river valleys.
. Around 1000 citizens and guests are believed to have been influenced in this disastrous event. вЂў Miraculously, there are no fatalities, with just one reported casualty - a broken thumb. вЂў 7 helicopters airlifted 100 people (including six firefighters) to safety. вЂў 29 out from the 31 Cornwall County Open fire Brigade stations were mixed up in incident. They will remained at Boscastle intended for 7 days, supporting in the clean-up operation. вЂў 58 houses were bombarded, 4 of which were demolished including The Visitor Centre, вЂў A further 40 properties had been flooded consist of villages
вЂў 4 footbridges along the Valency Valley were washed away. вЂў 84 wrecked vehicles were recovered from Boscastle's harbour and streets, thirty-two could still be out at sea. вЂў The system damage to properties and providers, could expense up to ВЈ2 million.
Future Prevention Steps
Seen as incredibly exceptional вЂ“ once in 400 season event вЂ“ so less need to take action! No-one truly killed (unlike Lynmouth) вЂ“ so fewer need to work! Most of the residents of Boscastle are underneath no impression, from previous experience the town may well see further surges in the future, although hopefully certainly not on this range. Preventative steps and improvements by the Environment Agency happen to be under approach. They add a new culvert on the Riv Jordan, upstream of the Wellington Hotel, increasing...