JUNE 2007 : WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN YORKSHIRE
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Updated September 2008
Useful resource: GeoActive 394: "2007 Flooding in England and Wales" - Garrett Nagle
High Tech Flood Warnings - Simon Oakes - "Geography Review" - September 2006
The area that was most affected was the area of South Yorkshire which includes Sheffield (including Meadowhall), Rotherham and Doncaster, across as far as Hull. This is my home area, and I know a lot of the areas that were affected, having been to university in Hull, and now working in Sheffield. Also spent quite a bit of time in Doncaster over the years...
Added a new YOU TUBE page of videos on the flood... Download them with ZAMZAR for classroom use. There are plenty more of course...
A very large selection of YOU TUBE videos is also available - there's a link from Melanie's page above to some of these - I like the one where the police van gets stuck.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6255522.stm - a useful article on Winn Gardens in Sheffield, which featured on the local news...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6254960.stm - cost of floods likely to top £1 billion ! (in fact it was nearer to £3 billion)
Also check out the resources that can be downloaded (and free booklets ordered in bulk if necessary) from the ENVIRONMENT AGENCY page. Remember that when the flood waters recede the trouble doesn't stop.
The Times: 18/12/07 - "The next time the floods come we've got to be better prepared"
BBC News website: June 2007 - "Flooding takes its toll on farms"
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