Bostcastle Floods

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The Boscastle flood of 2004 happened on Monday, 16 August 2004 in the two villages of Boscastle and Crackington Haven, in Cornwall. The villages suffered extensive damage after flash floods caused by an overwhelming amount of rain that fell over eight hours that afternoon.

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Bostcastle FloodsBy Rory-Yeates Riddoch |2004 Boscastle Floods: Case StudyOverviewThe Boscastle flood of 2004 happened on Monday, 16 August 2004 in the two villages of Boscastle and Crackington Haven, in Cornwall. The villages suffered extensive damage after flash floods caused by an overwhelming amount of rain that fell over eight hours that afternoon.CausesOver 60mm of rain fell in the area over only two hours.The ground had already been saturated due to recent rainfall for two weeks prior. High tide occurred at 13.00pm which made the severity of River flooding much worse. Tide

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