March 23, 2011
film makers issue flood warning to Burnham-On-Sea
defences around Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Weston, Sand Bay and
Clevedon could be overwhelmed by global warmings floodwaters,
a new film made by Weston College students for the Environment
Agency has warned this week.
Four BTEC Media Production students researched future flood potential,
acquired archive footage and used time lapse footage that showed
coastal areas being swept away.
Film student Amy Holland said: "The Environment Agencys
brief was to highlight global warming effects on coastal erosion
in the South West."
"It was really scary because research showed that in around
100 years the sea would pour in, wiping out everything."
"Our film shows how floods overwhelm sea defences but I
am hoping that between now and then we can sort out global warming."
Three other second year media production students took part in
the film, Tom Scott, Jade Rice and Ollie Williams and they all
aim to study film and photography at university.
The Environment Agency is set to use the video on You Tube and
at conferences, as well as being a community resource.
Environment Agency Technical Specialist for Flood and Coastal
Risk Management, Melvin Wood, said the film is of a professional
Pictured above are (back row) Tom Scott, Environment Agency
Technical specialist, with Melvin Wood and (front) Amy Holland,
Jade Rice and tutor Wendy Chadwick