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Why did the 2007 Tewkesbury flood happen?

Why did the 2007 Tewkesbury flood happen?

Tewkesbury floods 2007 By the end of June, heavy rainfall overloaded drainage systems by the influx of surface water and very high water levels in main rivers and brooks, leading to flooding in some areas in Gloucestershire. Electricity was lost to 48,000 homes across Gloucestershire for two days.

How many people died in Tewkesbury floods?

Three people
Three people from Tewkesbury died during the floods following the heavy rain on July 20, 2007 – Mitchell Taylor, 19, and father and son Bram and Chris Lane. Bram and Chris died together in the floods in 2007 as they tried to pump water out of the basement of Tewkesbury Rugby Club and were overcome by fumes.

Why were there floods in Tewkesbury?

Tewkesbury is particularly vulnerable to flooding because of its geographical location at the meeting point of two sizeable rivers: the Severn and the Avon. Neither river was able to cope with this volume of water. When the overflowing rivers met at Tewkesbury the outcome was inevitable.

What were the impacts of the River Don Flood?

In the 2007 floods, Sheffield suffered a double whammy of surface water flooding overcoming drains but also the Don burst its banks and severely damaged the £1bn plus Meadowhall Shopping Centre and surrounding commercial and industrial parks.

Did bushley flood in 2007?

The summer of 2007 was the wettest on record. There was 414mm of rainfall across England and Wales from May to July – more than in any period since records began in 1766.

Is Tewkesbury a nice place to live?

Three areas in Gloucestershire are among the best places to live in the country, a new report says. Tewkesbury was the county’s highest-ranked area, coming in at 36th in Halifax’s nationwide quality of life survey for 2017. Cotswold was rated as the 45th best place to live and Stroud scraped into the top 50 at 48th.

How long did the Tewkesbury flood last?

two days
Flooding left 48,000 homes without power for two days, and 10,000 motorists were stranded on the M5 overnight. In Tewkesbury, the whole town became cut off and the RAF and Army were drafted in to help with the relief effort. Three people died.

Does the River Don flood?

The Don was also one of the rivers that flooded during the 2007 United Kingdom floods. The Don also burst its banks in November 2019, flooding villages along its course, notably Fishlake.

How long did the River Don flood last?

A year ago this weekend a month’s worth of rain fell in a 24-hour deluge over South Yorkshire, flooding 1,500 buildings. People who live and work along the flow of the River Don have shared their memories of the time, with some frustrated homeowners still living in rented accommodation or caravans.

How many died in 2007 floods?

2007 South Asian floods

Residents of Keraniganj walk on a bridge on the bank of the flooded Buriganga river.
Date 3 July 2007 – 15 August 2007
Location India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan
Deaths 2000
Property damage At least Rs. 500 millions (USD 12 million)

What caused the 2007 Sheffield Flood?

2007: On 25 June, Sheffield suffered extensive damage as the River Don over-topped its banks, causing widespread flooding in the Don Valley area of the city. A 14-year-old boy was swept away by the swollen River Sheaf and a 68-year-old man died after attempting to cross a flooded road in Sheffield city centre.

Is Tewkesbury safe to live?

What was the effect of the flooding in Tewkesbury?

The effects included the flooding of hundreds of homes and businesses, loss of power and water, and loss of life. Located between two rivers – both of which burst their banks – this resources pack looks at the causes and consequences of the flood, as well as considering the larger issues of flood prevention and environmental disasters.

Where was the worst flooding in the UK?

Tewkesbury Flood in July 2007. Tewkesbury is situated in Gloucestershire, see Figure 10, and was the worst affected part of the county when the floods hit in July 2007. It was widely reported in the media, particularly images of the Abbey which became surrounded by flood water, see Figure 11.

How much did the flooding in Gloucestershire cost?

825 homes were evacuated. 10,000 motorists were stranded on county roads, including the M5 where many people remained overnight. It is estimated that the flooding and water crisis cost the county of Gloucestershire £50 million.

Who is responsible for the watercourse in Tewkesbury?

You have responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the watercourse to ensure that it is not a flood risk to other people or property. Tewkesbury Flood Wardens are volunteers who act as the “eyes and ears” in their communities.