Lancaster’s Critical Infrastructure Collapse Following Intense Rainfall on 4/5 December 2015

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Location: 

Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Email: 

northwest@rmets.org

SPEAKER | Dr. Emma Ferranti (University of Birmingham).
ABSTRACT | This talk will describe the impact of heavy rainfall that caused the flooding of Lancaster that brought transport to a halt, cut off mains power for 2 days, and left communication services paralysed. Implications for resilience in populous urban areas when faced with more extreme weather events will be discussed.


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This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Free to attend. Non members are welcome.