Flooding and schools: experiences in Hull in 2007

Convery, Ian, Carroll, Bob and Balogh, Ruth (2014) Flooding and schools: experiences in Hull in 2007. Disasters, 39 (1). pp. 146-165.

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Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, suffered severe flooding in June 2007, affecting some 8,600 households and most schools. Despite the potential for damage in such disasters, no studies of the effects of floods on teachers and schools in the UK appear to have been published previously. This study analysed the impacts of the floods on teachers in Hull in two stages: first through correspondence with Hull City Council and a mailed questionnaire to 91 head teachers of primary, secondary, and special schools; and second, through in-depth interviews with head teachers from six flooded schools, representing different degrees of flood experience, and a questionnaire completed by eight teachers from the same schools. The findings reveal the importance and the complexity of the role of the school in the wider community in a time of crisis. The study highlights issues concerning preparedness for floods, support for schools, and flood protection for schools.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Disasters
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1467-7717
Departments: Forestry and Conservation
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: ‘Flooding and schools: Experiences in hull in 2007’, Disasters, 39(1), pp. 146–165. which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12091. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 16:53
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2043


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