Cumbria – Managing a Recovery

December 2015 Storm Desmond wreaked havoc across the northwest of England with Cumbria taking the brunt. 405mm of rainfall were recorded by the Met Office within 48hrs (a new rainfall record), enough to fill Wembley Stadium 290 times over.

The floods that followed had a huge impact on people’s lives and the county’s infrastructure.

Nearly 20k properties were left without power; 60 schools, 17 nurseries and 1 care home were all badly impacted; over 8000 homes, 600+ bridges and 2.5k+ km of carriageway had all been damaged.

The session will explore how traditional PM techniques are stretched and in some cases inappropriate in such dynamic and essentially, uncontrolled environments.