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Joshua Avelar

on 30 October 2012

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THE 1931 CENTRAL CHINA FLOODS The 1931 Central China floods are a series of floods that occurred during the Nanjing decade in the Republic of China era. It is generally considered the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded, and almost certainly the deadliest of the 20th century and in China. The human casualties are estimated from 3.7 million to 4 million. CREDITS HOW IT STARTED To this day, the China flood of 1931 is regarded as the most devastating water-related disaster anywhere in the 20th century, perhaps ever. During the flood, over 140,000 Chinese drowned, 3.7 million were killed in the 9 months that followed and not less than 70,000 square miles flooded, often over 10-15 feet deep for periods of 3 -6 months. The flood had begun with record summer rainstorms all across China. By August, chaos was inevitable as China’s 3 primary rivers, the Yangtze, the Hwang and the Hwai, each massively overflowed their banks, surpassing all previous flood levels. The Yangtze alone would flood to record levels for over a month and a half, starting from Chongqing Aug. 6th, to Hankou Aug. 19th, down to Nanjing on Sept. 16th, covering over 900 miles long averaging 40 miles wide. HOW FLOODS CAN HURT AND HELP US Floods can kill millions of people and destroy thousands of families when we think of a flood we think of how terrible it is .But when rivers overflow their banks due to melting snow or torrential rains, floods enrich surrounding land, leaving behind organic material and minerals in the sand, silt, and debris. Ancient Egyptians planned their planting and their lives around the summer flooding of the Nile, which leaves a thin, even coating of black mud along either side when it recedes, leaving the soil so enriched that fertilizer is unnecessary. As you saw in the video not even counting the flood
1925-1940 chinese weather was very odd, for instance from 1928-1930 a very long drought preceded the flood and only 5 years later the Yellow River flood occurred. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT IT The Huai river flood to the north was equal or greater in magnitude. One one thinks of a conventional flood, it comes and it goes. Not so this flood, it came and receded very slowly waters stayed on the land for 3-6 months. The floods impact grew month by month as winter approached and there was little food or shelter. In total, it affected over 50,000,000 people leaving a year long trail of death, starvation and disease. The 1931 flood killed 15 times the number of people lost in the Indonesian tsunamis of December 2004, and yet scarcely a word has been written of it. History focused instead on other disasters that year. China’s attention was on a civil war between the Communists and Nationalists; the Japanese were invading in the North, while the world was deep into the Great Depression. 1931 CHINA FLOODS
by: Frederic P. Miller , Agnes F. Vandome , John McBrewster Floods in China, Including: 1931 China Floods, 1887 Yellow River Flood, 1938 Yellow River Flood, 1642 Kaifeng Flood, 1998 Yangtz
by : Hephaestus Books

Ten Deadliest Natural Disasters in the Past Century, Vol. 1: The 1931 China Floods
by:Dakota Stevens (Author) Catastrophic Events Anchor Activity

by:Joshua P. Avelar
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