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(man walking through water) Effects Causes Map of Flood Zones in U.S What is a Flood? Lives Lost from Floods in U.S.
1940-2008 Video of A Flood in U.S Flood Zone: A geographical area shown on a Flood Hazard Boundary Map or a Flood Rate Map that shows the severity or type of flooding in the area. A flood is....
when an overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines, especially over what is normally dry land. Dougherty, Terri. The Worst Floods of All Time. North Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012. Print. Man kayaking after
flood in Australia Flood Pictures http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/environment-natural-disasters/landslides-and-more/floods/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/glossary_A-I.jsp http://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Map_Links.html http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flood Flood Types flash flood (happens quickly and is very powerful)
coastal flood (sea floods land)
urban flood (when city's sewage system doesn't have capacity to hold rain)
river (overflowing rivers)
ponding (when more water enters system than can be stored) http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html Heavy Rainfall
Dam or levee failures
Torrential rains from cyclones
Burst water mains http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/02054/effects.htm economic loss
damages roads, bridges and homes
death of people and animals
food poisoning (frozen food thaws) http://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/publications/understanding-floods/factors.aspx Flood Diagram Deadliest World Flood Timeline
(by deaths) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deadliest_floods Huang He (Yellow) River, China
Death Toll: 1,000,000 to 3,700,000 1931
1938 Yellow River (Huang He) flood
1938 1975 1887 Deaths
1887 Yellow River (Huang He) flood 1938 231,000 Banqiao Dam failure, result of Typhoon Nina.
about 86,000 people died from flooding and
145,000 died fro disease. http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/library/documents/Flood_Website/WSResFloodControl-July07flyer.pdf Link to Historic Flood Crests for the Delaware River at Trenton, N.J. The Causes and Effects of Floods