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The Great Flood of 1931


In 1931 China’s three primary rivers, the Yangtze, Hwang, and Hwai, all flooded due to record rainstorms. The result was what is considered to be the most devastating water related disaster of the 20th century. 140,000 Chinese drowned, and 3.7 … Continue reading

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Devastation of the Century


The 1931 China Floods were the deadliest natural disaster of the century. The death toll was estimated to be between 3.7 and 4 million people. People died from drowning and diseases in the water. Experts say that it was the … Continue reading

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Ice Jams Cause Millions in Damages Annually


During the spring months in areas where rivers freeze over, there is a natural disaster that can occur called an Ice Jam. These occur when a sudden warm spell causes snowmelt, often combined with heavy rains, causing rivers to swell … Continue reading

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Deadly Yellow


The Yellow River has taken its toll on China by flooding and causing a devastating amount of deaths. The flood of the Yellow River in 1887, caused approximately 900,000 lives to be lost. Due to the elevation of the river, … Continue reading

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Flooding Fitzroy


Western Australia experienced flooding of the Fitzroy River due to mass amounts of rainfall in mid-march. Flooding of the river endangered both people and property, instigating an evacuation of the areas subject to the flood’s destined path. The river’s protrusion … Continue reading

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Major Effects of Minor Changes


Scientists around the world today believe that average temperatures will continue to rise consistently for years to come. We have already witnessed effects that are believed to be directly related to climate change. Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Corps Levee breach


In August of 2005, what Maryland Weather calls the third deadliest United States hurricane, Hurricane Katrina, struck the south. Tearing its way through the gulf of Mexico it gained the strength of a category 5 storm, although it made landfall … Continue reading

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There are hurricanes in Texas?


You mustn’t forget that Texas is located on the gulf of Mexico. But when Texas comes to mind people don’t usually think of hurricanes.  But on September 8th 1900 the hurricane barreling down on them was the only thing on the … Continue reading

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Cyclones Bombard Australia With Rain


Cyclones near Australia have led to heavy rainfall, specifically cyclone Carlos.  Record levels of rain, over 684mm of rain fell in Darwin, Australia over the span of four days.  Subsequently, homes were evacuated, the Darwin airport was shut down and … Continue reading

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Fast Falling Rains in South Africa


South Africa has experienced heavy rains these summer months, which in turn has caused flooding in 8 of 9 provinces, deeming them “disaster areas.” Over 85 people have lost their lives from the flooding and the death toll continues to … Continue reading

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Severe Floods in Australia Result in Heavy Damage


In early January, the worst flood in years destroyed many homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia. The storm left 970 people whose homes are no longer existent trying to find temporary shelter. Debris is currently covering streets in the area … Continue reading

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Impact of Annual Floods on Botswana Safaris


Botswana faces annual floods between March and April in its Okavango Delta, which is located in northwestern Botswana. Savuti Marsh in Botswana is greatly affected by the yearly flooding. The marsh is all that is left of what was once … Continue reading

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South Africa Flood!


After experiencing the heaviest rainfall in over 20 years, coupled with poor drainage systems, South Africa has declared 33 disaster areas due to flooding [rvd: Link]. Two of the largest rivers in the area [rvd: the Zambezi and the Okavango … Continue reading

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Massive Flooding to hit Manitoba


This isn’t the first time Manitoba, Canada has had to deal with extreme flooding.  In 1997 “the flood of the century” hit, also as recently as 2009 they also experienced severe floods.  For the most current flood which the citizens … Continue reading

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Flooding in Australia


Queensland Australia has been receiving enormous amounts of rainfall since Christmas time due to cyclone Tasha and La Nina. Before Queensland received over 30 inches of rain in the month of December (2010) they were suffering from a decade long … Continue reading

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