Floods of the earth

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Flood is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its limits, especially dry lands. Flood is caused by ...

1. Heavy rains

2. Overflowing waters

3. Broken dams

4. Urban drainage basins

5. Storm surges


7. Channels with steep sides

8. Lack of vegetation

9. Melting of snow and ice

Floods have large social consequences for communities and individuals. As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human lives, damage of properties, destruction of crops, loss of livestock and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne disease. There are three types of flood they are fluvial flood- it occurs when the water level in a river, stream, or lakes rises and overflows onto the surroundin banks, shores and neighboring land, pluvial flood- flash flood and surface waters, coastal flood- storm surge.You can survive floods through...

1. If you have time prior to evacuation, secure your home .

2. Turn of utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.

3. Do not walk through moving waters🌊

Flood can be prevented if drainage systems are totally covered to prevent litter from getting through them.


by jolly_chocolate 🍫

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