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         Floods:     more books (99)
  1. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, 2010-07-27
  2. Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz, 2010-10-12
  3. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough, 1987-01-15
  4. Flood by Stephen Baxter, 2009-05-05
  5. Flood Your Body with Oxygen by Ed Mccabe, 2003-02-25
  6. Flood by Andrew Vachss, 1998-03-10
  7. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, 2003-01-01
  8. Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, 2004-09-16
  9. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry, 1998-04-02
  10. Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb, 1960-06-01
  11. Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt Adventures) by Clive Cussler, 2009-12-29
  12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 12) by M. C. Beaton, 2003-10-19
  13. Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations by Brian Fagan, 2009-02-10
  14. People of the Flood(Book #2 of the Ark Chronicles) by Vaughn Heppner, 2010-06-10

1. Flood - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. The EU floods directive defines a flood as a temporary covering by water of land not normally covered by
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search For other uses, see Flood (disambiguation) Contemporary picture of the Burchardi flood that struck the North Sea coast of Germany and Denmark on the night between the 11 and 12 October 1634. Flooding of a creek due to heavy monsoonal rain and high tide in Darwin Northern Territory Australia Flooding near Key West Florida United States from Hurricane Wilma 's storm surge in October 2005. Flash flooding caused by a severe thunderstorm A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. The EU Floods directive defines a flood as a temporary covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide . Flooding may result from the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake , which overflows or breaks levees, with the result that some of the water escapes its usual boundaries. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, it is not a significant flood unless such escapes of water endanger land areas used by man like a village, city or other inhabited area. Floods can also occur in rivers, when flow exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are placed in natural flood plains of rivers. While flood damage can be virtually eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, since time out of mind, people have lived and worked by the water to seek sustenance and capitalize on the gains of cheap and easy travel and commerce by being near water. That humans continue to inhabit areas threatened by flood damage is evidence that the perceived value of living near the water exceeds the cost of repeated periodic flooding.

2. Floods - News - Times Topics - The New York Times
News about floods. Commentary and archival information about floods from The New York Times.
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Flooding happens during heavy rains, when rivers overflow, when ocean waves come onshore, when snow melts too fast or when dams or levees break.
Flooding happens during heavy rains, when rivers overflow, when ocean waves come onshore, when snow melts too fast or when dams or levees break. Flooding may be only a few inches of water or it may cover a house to the rooftop. Floods that happen very quickly are called flashfloods. Flooding is the most common of all natural hazards. It can happen in every U.S. state and territory. Flood Disaster Math Water, Wind and
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Important terms to know:
  • Flood Watch or Flashflood Watch Flooding may happen soon. Stay tuned to the radio or television news for more information. If you hear a flashflood warning, talk to an adult immediately!
  • Flood Warning You may be asked to leave the area. A flood may be happening or will be very soon. Tell an adult if you hear a flood warning. If you have to leave the area, remember to bring your Disaster Supply Kit and make arrangements for your pets.
  • Flashflood Warning A flashflood is happening. Get to high ground right away. Tell an adult!
The River Rises; The Disaster Twins' Flood Story...

4. Reuters AlertNet - Floods
AlertNet provides news, information and analysis on humanitarian issues and emergency relief. AlertNet is run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

5. NOVA Online | Flood!
Takes a look at the history of floods, the Midwestern flood of 1993, and the benefits of floods.
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6. The Association Of State Floodplain Managers | ASFPM
ASFPM is an organization of professionals in the US interested in floods, floodplain management and related topics. Site contains news of national, state and local floodplain

7. Australian Climate Extremes-Flood
Learn About Climate presents basic Australian climate information, learning activites and guides for students, teachers and interested public. Reference information is linked
Flood at Clermont, December 1916 Northern Tasmania Flood, April 1929 The 1934 Floods in Melbourne Hunter Valley, February 1955 Katherine Floods 1998 The Big Wet, January 1974 Nyngan and Charelville, April 1990 Southeast Australia, June 1952 Floods in Soutwest WA, July 1926 The Great Roper River Flood of 1940
Causes of flooding
In northern Australia, most of the big floods occur in summer or early autumn in association with tropical cyclones or intense monsoonal depressions. These systems can produce staggering quantities of rainfall - as much as 1,000 millimetres in a few days. Outside the tropics, coastal areas of eastern Australia mostly receive their flood rains from so-called "east coast lows" that develop over the Tasman Sea. In the southern states, flooding is mostly a winter-spring phenomenon, associated with unusually frequent low pressure systems and fronts. However some major events have occurred in the summer half-year as systems of tropical origin extend or move south. Some inland floods, notably those of Lake Eyre, may be initiated by rain falling many hundreds of kilometres away.
Time-line showing major Australian flood episodes as a function of the Southern Oscillation Index. Extended periods of high SOI in 1916/17, the mid-1950s, and the early to mid-1970s, were periods of widespread, frequent flooding.

8. Flood Of 1997 - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer s site providing information, pictures, and a day by day summation of the 1997 flood. Also includes historical information on other infamous floods of the region.
C OMMEMORATIVE S PECIAL S ECTION The Awe and The Agony The awe and the agony : Swollen waterways, sorrow caked in mud
Day 1:
'That old rain's gettin' worser and worser'
Day 2:
Licking River Lashes Out: 'There is no Falmouth'
Day 3:
Floodwater makes itself at home, and leaves hundreds homeless
Day 4:
One home is a tomb; in another, the clock ticks on
Day 5:
Volunteers, vice president vow to make things whole
Day 6:
A short, sad journey home
Day 7:
Anger in the shelter, a hopeful sign on the street
Day 8:
If it's dirty (and what isn't?) then clean it
Day 9:
And on Sunday, believers sang and wept Day 10: So much to do, so many helping hands Day 11: Victims now eager for money to flow Day 12: River and its victims move on How you can help Infamous Floods Rivers commanded respect Samuel Chase: Eyewitness in 1832 Infamous Floods: A chronology 80-ft. flood left impact Photo gallery How and Why Glaciers made cities safe from water Cincinnati spared storm's worst Graphic: Anatomy of the storm, (PDF, 215k) (JPEG, 257k) Graphic: Flood gates worked, (PDF, 88k)

9. FEMA: Flood
floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and
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Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. However, all floods are not alike. Some floods develop slowly, sometimes over a period of days. But flash floods can develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible signs of rain. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water that carries rocks, mud, and other debris and can sweep away most things in its path. Overland flooding occurs outside a defined river or stream, such as when a levee is breached, but still can be destructive. Flooding can also occur when a dam breaks, producing effects similar to flash floods. Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. Every state is at risk from this hazard. What is the flood risk where I live?

10. Floods
Linda Sillitoe Salt Lake County, Centennial History The 198182 water year had broken all records; then September 1982 climaxed with ten times more moisture than normal.
UTAH STATE HISTORY HOME FACTS LESSONS ... HISTORY FOR KIDS Floods Lesson A Meaning For Utah's Postwar Experience Salt Lake's Post War Calamities Carbon County's Post War Attempts at Progression ... Dr. Willem Kolff's Artificial Heart State Street in SLC during the floods
of 1983 Linda Sillitoe
Salt Lake County, Centennial History The 1981-82 water year had broken all records; then September 1982 climaxed with ten times more moisture than normal. A sense of foreboding grew valley-wide, as autumn mud slides closed Big and Little Cottonwood canyons and creeks flooded, damaging three hundred homes, roads, and bridges. At September's end, Governor Matheson declared a state of emergency, but the federal government declined his appeal for aid. In fact, September's "once-in-a-century flood" turned out to be only a bath. Although January and February 1983 proved mild, March again broke records with deluges of rain and snow. Skiers and resort owners smiled while city, county, and state officials prepared for the worst. Matheson appointed Utah Public Safety commissioner Larry Lunnen his "water czar," and Salt Lake County Flood Control Division director Terry Holzworth found his name in the newspapers almost daily. The Jordan River brimmed due to an effort to reduce flooding in Utah Lake; now workers constructed levies and dikes. Murray officials improved their communications system to correct September's inter-agency snarls. Meanwhile snow and rain continued to fall on earth that could absorb no more moisture.

11. Floods
Ready America, Educating and empowering Americans to prepare for emergencies including natural disasters like Flooding and Flash floods.
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Here's Something To Think About... Include your pets' favorite toys, treats or bedding in your emergency supply kit. Familiar items can help reduce stress for your pet in an emergency.
Information about floods, risk of financial loss due to flooding, and flood insurance:
For disaster recovery assistance visit:
Flooding is the nation's most common natural disaster. Flooding can happen in every U.S. state and territory. However, all floods are not alike. Some can develop slowly during an extended period of rain, or in a warming trend following a heavy snow. Others, such as flash floods, can occur quickly, even without any visible signs of rain. It's important to be prepared for flooding no matter where you live, but particularly if you are in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even a very small stream or dry creek bed can overflow and create flooding.
Step 1: Get a Kit
Get an Emergency Supply Kit , which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car. This kit should include:

12. NOAA - National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration - Floods
floods. Information on floods may now be found at the NOAAWatch floods theme page.
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14. BrainPOP | Science | Learn About Floods
Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K12 kids, aligned with state

What happens when dry land gets soaked with water? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss one of the most common natural disasters: flooding. You’ll learn about the earth’s ability to soak up water like a sponge, and why it sometimes gets overwhelmed. Discover what geographic areas are most susceptible to flooding, and what people living in those places do to protect themselves. You’ll also learn about floodwaterwhat’s floating around in there that makes it such a toxic soup? Most of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction was caused by flooding after the storm had already passed. Find out how storm surges from hurricanes, tides, tsunamis, and earthquakes can lead to watery nightmare!
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15. Floods: News & Videos About Floods -
As many as 100 homes could be affected by flood waters in Wisconsin due to the failure of a 120year-old sand levee along the Wisconsin River.

16. Floods In Polperro
floods in Polperro, Cornwall, UK The news of the floods in Boscastle, North Cornwall on 16 August 2004 prompted me to find out more than I remembered about floods in
The news of the floods in Boscastle, North Cornwall on 16 August 2004 prompted me to find out more than I remembered about floods in Polperro - which has a very similar topography - a small village in a deep river valley - which is vulnerable to the same sort of freak flash floods when there is an exceptional rainfall on the surrounding hills which drain down into the river which passes through the village.
In recent times there have been two serious floods - in 1976 and 1993. The flood in 1976 was more extensive because it coincided with a high surge tide.
The photos on this page are, at the moment, all of the December 30 1993 flood. We would welcome photos - and recollections - of the earlier flood (and indeed any previous floods in Polperro of which you may have information and/or photos).
As can be seen from the photo to the left, the 1993 flood, whilst not the scale of disaster as has been suffered in Boscastle this week, was serious enough. Fortunately, as in Boscastle, no lives were lost, though there was considerable damage to properties and vehicles.
A consequence of the 1993 flood was the construction of a flood relief scheme which now takes excess flows of water in the river through a new tunnel built southwards through the hill/cliff between the village and the sea and discharges directly into the sea. This should avoid further such scenes, though, of course, even such flood relief measures can be overwhelmed by the "once in ten thousand years" size of storm deluge.

17. National Weather Hydrology Laboratory
National Weather Service retrospective analysis of snowmelt-related flooding in the northeastern United States. Home Site Map News ... Organization Search NWS All NOAA Local forecast by
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18. 2010 Pakistan Floods - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus
2010 Pakistan floods
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article may require copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling . You can assist by editing it 2010 Pakistan floods A NASA satellite image showing the Indus River at the time of floods Duration: 26 July 2010-Present Damages: $43 billion (estimated) Fatalities: Areas affected: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Punjab Sindh Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sindh Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin . At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater. According to Pakistani government data the floods directly affected about 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of close to 2,000. The number of individuals affected by the flooding exceeds the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had initially asked for $460 million for emergency relief, noting that the flood was the worst disaster he had ever seen. 50% of the relief funds requested had been received as of 15 August 2010.

19. ScienceDaily: Flood News
August 24, 2010 — Fires and floods which raged across the Isle of Wight some 130 million years ago made the island the richest source of pick ’n’ mix dinosaur remains of this
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20. Floods | Define Floods At
–noun 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream a flood of tears. 3. the Flood, the universal

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