Definition: An overflowing amount of water beyond its normal space.
How Do Floods Form?
- Floods form when there is a lot of rain at one time for a period of days
- When dams break from tornadoes or hurricanes all of the water that the dam was holding flows out
- Ocean sea levels could rise and fall creating tides that can come to shore
- tsunamis which are earthquakes in the water
- When places get a lot of snow and it suddenly all melts there could be a lot water
- More populated cities can get more floods because of run-off (when rain has no where to go)
What Are The Characteristics Of A Flood?
- Types of clouds are stratocumulus and cumulonimbus which are storm clouds and are big and layered
- Floods can last awhile depending on how much water their is
- Killed 1,836 people
- Caused 81-100 million dollars of property damage
- Took place in the United States in 2005
- There was a hurricane and then a levee broke which is like a dam which was used to hold back the Mississippi river and water came out fast
- 6,167 people were injured
- 705 people are still reported missing
- Started out as a Hurricane and then the levees broke which is like a dam and the Mississippi flooded New Orleans
China's Yellow River
- Happened from heavy rain causing the overflowing of the Yellow River in China
- Killed 900,000 people
- Happened in China 1887
- cost of property damage not recorded
- amount of injured people no data found
Impact On Human Life
- Build houses with waterproof materials
- Build more dams and levees
- Make emergency supply kit
- listen to water reports
- Turn of gas and electricity during flood
- Surviving natural disasters By: Marcia Amidon Lusted
The map above shows where Hurricane Katrina took place and the Mississippi river is which is the water that flooded New Orleans.