Violent storms and heavy rain hit the south-east France on Saturday evening. It is estimated that the city of Nice received 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone and floodwater was seen in the streets of Cannes.
For your Water On The Land topic you will need to be able to detail a case study of a recent flood, describe its primary and secondary effects and divide the impacts into environmental, economic and social. Some A/A* students may also be able to identify political impacts and make links between the effects.
This flood event is tragic with at least 19 people, including one Briton found dead.
Link to AQA A syllabus:
The effects of and responses to floods vary between areas of contrasting levels of wealth.
A case study of flooding in a rich part of the world and one from a poorer area – the different effects of and responses to flooding.
France in an MEDC, how are they coping? What measures are being put in place to protect and help the people? How would expect the response to be different in an LEDC? Keep an eye on the story online for updates. It would also be helpful to look into the causes of this flooding.