definition is when a pile of hard rain keeps coming down and does not soak up in the ground.
Historical examples of a flood
in 1887 their was a flood in huang ho river located in china the cost of the damage was about 6 billion dollars. It bursts its bank and about 2 million people died because of the starvation and disease from the flood.
cherrapunji in Indiana had a rainfall that dropped at about 450 inches and it caused a flood but the flood did some damage but it was about 3,000 dollars .There were no injuries recorded and no deaths recorded.
how a flood forms
A flood can form when it makes contact ( making contact means to be able to touch with one another) with a dry area and does not soak up but it also need to be hard rain to be able to have the land not soak the precipitation (rain) up.
How to be prepared for a flood
how to prepare for a flood is simple for example you might watch the news or you could get an early warning and leave town with some cloths and food .It depends on where you are going to find shelter.
Human impacts on floods
If you are living in a place where floods most often occur you would probably want to elevate your home and to be able to have a warning that a flood is going to occur in witch you would want to watch the news and get a heads up.If you have one ,another thing is that you could also use a weather radio to give you a warning.If you are planning to leave home before the flood arrive you should only take essential items like for example you might want to take thee items,food,clothing,family members.
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