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L.O: To describe the events that took place at Lynmouth in 1952 and explain one of the causes of the flood in detail. The Lynmouth Flood 1952. Quick Overview. In August 1952 the small town of Lynmouth , Devon, was devastated by a flash flood. The flood killed 34 people - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Lynmouth Flood 1952

The Lynmouth Flood 1952L.O: To describe the events that took place at Lynmouth in 1952 and explain one of the causes of the flood in detail.

Quick OverviewIn August 1952 the small town of Lynmouth, Devon, was devastated by a flash flood.The flood killed 34 peopleDestroyed 55 buildings (25% of the town) Left over 100,000 tons of debris in the villageDraw in a data tableDate of EventPeople KilledBuildings DestroyedOur aimsWhat caused the flood?Did human activity make the situation worse?What lessons can be learnt from the disaster?

We will also compare the Lynmouth flood with a more recent flash flood that occurred in 2004 on the exact same day.

Where is LynmouthLocationCountry: UKRegion: South West England and the West LynCounty: Devon

A small coastal town, Lynmouth is located in a steep-sided narrow valley at the confluence of two rivers the East Lyn & the West LynMapping the disasterHave a look a the following images from google earth and complete the mapping activity: Shade in Devon CountyLocate and label Lynmouth with a dot

What caused the flood?TopographyHuman ActivityMeteorologyCausesVideo 2

Meteorology The WeatherThe flooding event was a combination of factors:Dry summer up to early AugustPeriod of heavy rain leading up to Aug 15thExtreme rainfall event on Aug 15thLow Pressure System

What is a Low Pressure System?

Types of RainfallComplete the types of rainfall worksheet.Why does Britain not receive a lot of relief or convectional rainfall?

ThumbometerL.O: To describe the events that took place at Lynmouth in 1952 and explain one of the causes of the flood in detail.