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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SECTION PAGE 1-Introduction......................................................................................................... 2-Literature Review................................................................................................. 3-Data Collection Methods..................................................................................... 4-Presentation of Findings...................................................................................... 5-Interpretation of Findings.................................................................................... 6-Discussion of Findings....................................................................................... 7-Conclusion........................................................................................................... -Limitations of Research....................................................................................... -Recommendations............................................................................................... 8-Bibliography......................................................................................................... 9-Appendix..............................................................................................................

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
First of all, I would like to thank God for without Him, nothing is possible. Secondly I would like to thank my parents for supporting me and encouraging me while I was conducting my research. Thirdly, I would like to thank my teacher for his offered time in assisting me with any help I needed pertaining to this I.A. Also, I would like to thank all those who participated in taking my questionnaire for without them, I would not have been able to gather required information and this task would not have been a successful one.

TOPIC.
Flooding in Trinidad between the period 2006-2012.

INTRODUCTION.
Flooding is the unusual presence of water on land to a depth which affects normal activities. Flooding can arise from: overflowing rivers (river flooding), heavy rainfall over a short duration (flash floods), or an unusual inflow of sea water onto land (ocean flooding). Ocean flooding can be caused by storms such as hurricanes (storm surge), high tides (tidal flooding), seismic events (tsunami) or large landslides (sometime also called tsunami). Port-Of-Spain (POS) is a coastal city located on the north-western peninsula of Trinidad. Most of the city is situated on land which slopes gently towards the sea. Due to its topography and drainage patterns within the city, POS is easily flooded. The media has provided sufficient data reports that led to the conclusion that flooding in POS is very frequent. Therefore, this area was chosen for the case study for this topic. The problem being investigated is the negative effects of flooding in Trinidad between the period 2006-2012. These are the ways in which the problem of flooding has negatively impacted Trinidad in different sectors.

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH.
Some members of my family are situated in Port-of-Spain and flooding within the city has affected them for the last 7 years. The educational value of this research is to highlight short term and long term causes of flooding and its effect. In addition, it will show what can be done and what is being done to help alleviate the severity of this issue.

PROBLEM STATEMENT.
The negative impact of flooding on Port-of-Spain, Trinidad between the period 2006-2012.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM.
Over the last couple of years, this problem has become more severe as we can see an increased number of articles on this topic in the local newspapers as well as on various websites. Some of the major problems with this topic are the long term effects that it may have on the country in question and...
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