What Causes Severe Floods?

A Severe Flood is when an area of land soaks up too much water,and they keep getting rain water. Or when an area has a lot of heavy rain water and/or melting snow resulting in the rivers to rise and going over the banks. A "Flash Flood" occurs when flood waters rise rapidly or, After an intense rainfall from slow moving thunderstorms, Or after a Hurricane.

What Causes A Flash Flood?                       

It may be caused by heavy rain  associated with a serve thunderstorm, Hurricane, tropical storm, or melt water from ice or snow flowing over ice sheets or snowfields. It also happens when a big amount of water

The Little Conemaugh River was the great flood of 1889. occurred on May 31, 1889. The dam broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall, unleashing 20 million tons of water. The flood killed 2,209 people, and $17 million dollars worth of damage.

Historical Events

The Great Mississippi Flood in 1927 kills 246 people and effecting Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina floods the Gulf coast of the Untied States. This flooding occurred after Hurricane Katrina. About 1,700 people died from Hurricane Katrina and the flooding, hundreds of people injured.

People's Impact On Floods

Immediate impacts of flooding include death, damage to property destruction of crops, loss of livestock non-functioning of infrastructure facilities and deterioration of health condition and waterborne diseases.( waterborne diseases happen when someone drinks water that has a lot of germs that are bad for your body and makes you sick).

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