• Time: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Location: Level 8 Seminar Rooms, School of Earth and Environment
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Science and Technology
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A talk hosted by the Yorkshire Local Centre of the Royal Meteorological Society. This talk will be given by Dr Emma Ferranti, Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Heavy rainfall on an already saturated catchment caused the River Lune to flood the city. Critical transport networks ground to a halt, and mains power was cut off for two days after a key substation flooded, thus leaving the majority of communication services out of action.

In her talk, Emma will describe the impact of the flooding and its implications for resilience in populous urban areas when faced with more frequent extreme weather events. Please join us for refreshments from 6.30pm.

Please contact yorkshire@rmets.org for more information.