Saturday, 10 January 2015

Flood Map of England and Wales

This map was in the news over the last few days as there was a story about a report from the Environment Agency which suggested several thousand homes are in danger of being abandoned to the rise in sea levels. There's been an increase in the interest in the map as the anniversary of last year's Somerset floods has come and gone. The map is produced by Friends of the Earth.
Tick the layers to show the information....

A report linked to the apparent 'abandonment' of thousands of houses to the sea around the coast of the UK is connected to this map.
About 7000 homes, including several hundred on the North Norfolk coast are likely to find it impossible to get flood insurance over the next few years, and will actually fall into the sea within the next 100 years, according to an Environment Agency report, details of which were published just before the New Year.

Over the next 100 years the most at risk local authorities are Cornwall, North Norfolk, East Riding of Yorkshire, Scarborough, Southampton and Great Yarmouth, all of which are expected to lose over 200 properties to the waves.

Students could be asked to use a range of mapping and other information to suggest which houses are the most likely to be affected...

Check out your own home's flood risk, using this map by Owen Boswarva....

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