Flooding



We live in a time of great Earth changes and upheaval which I call End Times in the simulation of reality. Climate change and natural disasters are accelerating exponentially including flooding reminding us of biblical flood stories in which planet Earth was overrun by great floods only to begin again as the waters receded. There is no going back. About flooding




Flood Stories Early September 2022

Indiana woman killed when torrential rains sweep away her home as severe flooding hit Midwest and South

Rhode Island streets turn to rivers amid nearly 11 inches of rain

Millions face flash flood warnings and watches in the Northeast

Typhoon Hinnamnor: Seven drown in flooded South Korean car park

More than a third of Pakistan is underwater

Fresh wave of sewage pollution hits Britain's beaches

Impacts of floods and droughts increasing worldwide




A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history   CNN - August 13, 2022
Many Californians fear the "Big One," but it might not be what you think. It's not an earthquake. And it isn't the mega drought. It's actually the exact opposite. A megaflood. A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And experts say it would be unlike anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.




Ancient 'Megafloods' Tilted The Very Direction of Earth's Crust, Scientists Find   Science Alert - February 19, 2022
Earth's last major ice age locked up gargantuan amounts of water in vast glaciers. Once they melted, it was a spectacle to behold as tremendous floods gouged channels into the face of the planet.




Turkey floods: Death toll near Black Sea rises to at least 70   BBC - August 16, 2021
A huge search-and-rescue operation is under way in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 70 people.




Japan braces for more rain after floods, landslides   PhysOrg - August 16, 2021
Japan braced for further downpours on Sunday as rescuers sifted through flood and landslide damage after record rain that left at least six dead.




Africa's most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unlivable, experts warn   CNN - August 1, 2021

Cars and houses submerged in water, commuters wading through buses knee-high in floods, and homeowners counting the cost of destroyed properties. Welcome to Lagos during rainy season. Residents of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, are used to the yearly floods that engulf the coastal city during the months of March to November. In mid-July, however, the major business district of Lagos Island experienced one of its worst floods in recent years.




A Global Flood Is Coming, And This Is What Scientists Expect It to Look Like   Science Alert - July 31, 2020
The perilous rise of our seas is pushing tides, waves and storms further inland from our shores - so much so, that in the coming century, scientists predict enormous swathes of land will be regularly inundated by water. By 2100, if we have failed to put up defenses and do nothing to curb our global emissions, new research has found coastal flooding could increase by nearly 50 percent.




Flood data from 500 years: Rivers and climate change in Europe   PhysOrg - July 22, 2020
Overflowing rivers can cause enormous problems. Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over $100 billion - and it continues to rise. To date, it has been unclear whether Europe is currently in a flood-rich period from a long-term perspective.




'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps   PhysOrg - August 25, 2019
A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year. But Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.




Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World   Live Science - March 16, 2018
Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes. Glaciologists saw this happen for the first time in 2006, when a 2.2-square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) lake of melted ice drained away into nothing in less than 2 hours. Researchers now see such events as a regular part of Greenland's increasingly hot summer routine; every year, thousands of temporary lakes pop up on Greenland's surface as the surrounding ice melts, sit around for a few weeks or months, and then suddenly drain away through cracks in the ice sheet underneath. On a recent expedition, however, researchers saw an alarming new pattern behind Greenland's mysterious disappearing lakes: They're starting to drain farther and farther inland. That's because the summer lakes of Greenland drain in a "cascading" chain reaction enabled by a vast, interconnected web of cracks below the ice - and as temperatures climb, the web is getting wider.




A half degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people   PhysOrg - March 9, 2018
The 2015 Paris climate agreement sought to stabilize global temperatures by limiting warming to "well below 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels," but a recent literature review found the 2 degree limitation "inadequate" and concluded that limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees would "come with several advantages."




Megafloods: What They Leave Behind   Science Daily - January 17, 2014
South-central Idaho and the surface of Mars have an interesting geological feature in common: amphitheater-headed canyons. These U-shaped canyons with tall vertical headwalls are found near the Snake River in Idaho as well as on the surface of Mars, according to photographs taken by satellites. Various explanations for how these canyons formed have been offered -- some for Mars, some for Idaho, some for both.




Global Sea Level Rise Dampened by Australia Floods   Science Daily - August 19, 2013
When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that when three atmospheric patterns came together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world's ocean levels dropped measurably. Unlike other continents, the soils and topography of Australia prevent almost all of its precipitation from running off into the ocean. The 2010-11 event temporarily halted a long-term trend of rising sea levels caused by higher temperatures and melting ice sheets. Now that the atmospheric patterns have snapped back and more rain is falling over tropical oceans, the seas are rising again. In fact, with Australia in a major drought, they are rising faster than before.




The 20 Cities Most Vulnerable to Flooding   Live Science - August 19, 2013
Researchers have just figured out which cities across the globe face the highest risk from coastal flooding. To do so, they compiled data on 136 coastal cities with more than 1 million residents, looking at the elevation of the cities, the population distribution and the types of flood protection they had, such as levees or storm-surge barriers. They then combined that data with forecasts of sea level rise, ground sinking due to groundwater depletion, as well as population growth projections and economic forecasts of gross domestic product (GDP). From there, they used the depth of water flooding a city to estimate the cost of the damage.





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