The Role Of The Flood In New England

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The flood of 1955 was a natural disaster that hit New England and the surrounding states. Hard. It was a one-two hurricane punch that would be remembered for decades to come, but how did it end up dumping itself on New England? A flood is a when water flows over dry land. There are several things that can result in floods. Rain, obviously, but believe it or not, droughts can, too. A drought is a long period of dry weather, especially one injurious to crops. Droughts can result in floods because during prolonged spells, especially, they will deplete the ground’s source of water, leaving the top layer extraordinarily dry. Then, when it rains, that top layer acts as a natural barrier, preventing the water from soaking in. This can result in
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