Heacham Beach Siren - Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 52° 54.540 E 000° 28.356
31U E 330043 N 5865138
Quick Description: a outdoor Warning siren on the beach at Heacham to warn of potential flooding,this is between the caravan site and the Sea wall.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/8/2009 3:19:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM6J2C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 4

Long Description:
this coast line suffered severe floods in 1953 with the
loss of 307 lives along this coast
Area of damage: over 1000 miles of coastline damaged

Sea defences and sea walls breached in over 1000 places

Over 30 000 people were evacuated from their homes

307 people were killed
(over 1800 across in the Netherlands, around Zeeland)

Over 20 000 homes were flooded

Power stations, gasworks, sewage works and water supplies were disrupted. Saltwater contaminated the water supply in Hunstanton.

100 miles of the road network was temporarily impassable, and 200 miles of railway network was out of action
Over 40 000 head of livestock were lost
Over 150 000 acres of farmland were inundated, and were not usable for several years
Jobs were affected as over 200 industrial premises were damaged
The damage was estimated at £50 million (1953 prices)

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