Click on the following BBC Gloucestershire website and read through the stories and events that happened in Tewkesbury.BBC Gloucestershire website Answer the following questions Q1. Where is Tewkesbury? Answer: Tewkesbury is in Gloucestershire, in England Q3. What date did the floods take place? Answer: The river Severn and Avon Q5. Using the following Wikipedia links here and watch the incredible BBC News report, what were the physical causes of the floods?Wikipedia links hereBBC News report Q2. Google search and stick a location map of Tewkesbury in the box to the side Rivers- Case Study – Tewkesbury Q4. What two rivers were responsible for these floods? Answer: The flood took place on 20 th July 2007 Answer: A month’s rainfall fell in one day, it was 240.7mm of rain fell altogether. Q6. Exactly how much rain fell on Friday 20 th July ? The banks of the River Thames and the River Severn burst causing floods in Gloucestershire.
Q8. Watch this You tube photo story of one residents experience. Using a Google image search or these two photo blog1, photo blog 2, paste in 3 short term effect pictures and describe each one in the box providedYou tube photo story photo blogphoto blog 2 Properties were flooded with water and possessions destroyed People were left stranded Roads and cars were completely covered and transport impossible Fields were covered which makes the soil become fertile People are left homeless Roads are destroyed and needed to be resurfaced Tewkesbury Effects Q7. Using the following Wikipedia links here, how do you think humans may have contributed to the floods? (Human Causes)Wikipedia links here Answer: Urbanisation is one of the human factors that caused the flooding. Building on the floodplain makes the surface impermeable and therefore no water can infiltrate which causes flooding. Another factor is deforestation. Trees and vegetation work as interceptors and without the trees the lag time is decreased resulting in flooding. Q9. Watch this Guardian video, then outline the longer term effectsGuardian video
Immediate response 1: Emergency Services rush out in rescue boats to help Q11. Using the following Gloucestershire BBC webpage and this webpage, outline 3 immediate responses to the floods and find a picture to show them.Gloucestershire BBC webpage webpage Immediate response 2: Helicopters sent in to rescue any people in need Immediate response 3: Food and water supplies were brought in Tewkesbury Responses Long Term response 1: £600,000 was raised by charities Q12. Using the same two WebPages, outline 3 secondary responses to the floods and find a picture to highlight them. Long Term Response 2: Emergency services aim to be more prepared for future. Long Term response 3: Flood defences are now being built. Immediate responses are the actions that are taken in the minutes, hours and sometimes day after the disaster. Long Term responses are long term actions that are taken in the weeks, months and years after the disaster.
Q15. Listen to the audio clips of people caught up in the floods in Tewkesbury here and here. How would you feel if you were in Tewkesbury the day the floods occurred?here Your views: I would not be too happy if I had of been in Tewksbury when it flooded. Transport was impossible as there roads were flooded with water and cars were actually underneath the water. Houses were flooded inside and lots of properties were destroyed. The water became unclean so there was no safe drinking water so all of it had to be boiled and this wouldn’t have tasted very nice. Extension Activity Q13. Take this GCSE Bite size test on flooding here. Record your score in the box belowhere Score: 7 out of 7 How good are you ? Web quest Complete ! Now remember to print off a copy for your file and save a copy to your e- Portfolio!. The very best web quests will have the opportunity to be displayed on the Geography TV Channel in school ! Q14. Like all your GCSE case studies you need to make a nutshell table for this case study. Fill out the template on the next slide. Nutshell Table
WhatExample of MEDC flooding When20 th July 2007 WhereTewkesbury Rivers InvolvedSevern, Avon, Thames Causes of floods90 mm rain in 1 day (2 months usually) Urbanisation, Deforestation 3 Primary EffectsTewkesbury Abbey flooded 1st in 247 years Town completely cut off 13 people killed in UK 810 homes flooded £3 billion damage across UK. Utilities destroyed. 3 Secondary EffectsTewkesbury's Mythe Water Treatment Works contaminated 140,000 homes without water for two weeks Fields were saturated and eventually made the soil fertile, people homeless, travel is very difficult 3 Immediate Responses Members of public rush to help people in need, food and water supplies, cars donated. Red cross helpline set up. Sand bags by government. Army was mobilised to distribute 3 m bottles of water a day 3 Long term Responses £600,000 was raised by charities in order to help people, emergency services aim to be more prepared, flood defences. £4.1m donated to Gloucestershire residents Tewkesbury in a Nutshell