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Coastal flooding in the UK

Duration: 04:07

In 1953 a deep depression off the coast of the UK caused a tidal surge to build up in the Atlantic. The surge caused extensive flooding along the East coast of Britain, killing 307 people and leaving 40,000 homeless. Canvey Island was hit hard due to its low-lying pre-fabricated housing. The banks of earth which defended the island were quickly breached and all 160,000 acres of Canvey Island were flooded.

Available since: Fri 17 Aug 2012

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Coast Learning Zone Highlights, A Changing Geography

Highlights episode featuring topics relevant to the Geography curriculum at KS3 and 4.

First broadcast: 20 Feb 2008

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