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    Boscastle Flood

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    Boscastle Flood Red Box Case Study Location and Dates On Monday 16 August 2004 a devastating flood hit the two towns of Boscastle and Crackington Haven, Cornwall. Boscastle with a population of only 888 was a thriving fishing village near the South West Coast of England. The flood destroyed most of the town and caused a decrease in the developed infrastructure. It is estimated that 440 million gallons of water reached the town which were as a consequence of three rivers bursting their banks and

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    The most recent flood occur in Kuching, Sarawak where heavy rainfall caused some areas around Kuching to be inundated by flood waters and most roads became congested as they were impassable to traffic. The heavy downpour was still continuing around Kuching and several stalled vehicles were left on the flooded roads. Several key places were flooded including the Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters at Jalan Badaruddin, Padungan fire and rescue station, Faculty of Medicine

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    generic definition for flood is something like this: It is an overflow of a quite large amount of water that goes beyond the normal level at a given area which is normally considered a dry land. But this simple definition hardly captures the picture of the disaster a flood can become and the damage it can wreak on a locality. With rapidly increasing unpredictability of the weather patterns globally and a number of natural and man-made factors interfering with the environment, a flood is a more common

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    According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Study Birmingham, Alabama is “relatively flat and highly urbanized, with storm runoff directed through storm sewering into streams” (FEMA, 2010, pg 18). The concern is the runoff “sometimes exceeding the capacity of the streams to safely transport the water downstream” (FEMA, 2010) which has caused millions of dollars in flood damage. Lindell, Prater & Perry (2007) describe flash flooding occurring “when

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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

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    The Great Midwest Flood of 1993 The natural disaster that is known as flooding has inflicted great damage on the United States for 100s of years. In terms of natural disasters, flooding causes the most damage by far. Studies conducted by the U.S. Geological has determined that flooding causes an average of well over $6 billion of damage to property and is the reason that more Presidential Disaster Declarations per year are ordered. According to FEMA (2017) from May through September of 1993

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    The Johnstown Flood , by David McCullough. 1968 in New York. 302 pages. The main theme of the Johnstown Flood is how risky and dangerous it is to expect from individuals that are in positions of responsibility are acting responsibly. The Johnstown flood is a story of humans manipulating nature without due understanding and caution. David McCullough was born on July 7, 1993 ,and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known as the ‘master of the art of narrative history’, is an American writer, narrator

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    The Johnstown Flood was caused by a man made lake, it was constructed in 1881. The dam was 900 feet by 72 feet. The dam was one of the largest earth dams, which means it was made by things like rocks and dirt instead of cement or steel which bridges are mostly made of. Johnstown was built on the Appalachian Plateau. It was the center of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. The lake had been used for fishing and sailing. Before the dam broke, there had been many warnings that it was possible that

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    “Johnstown Flood” was a chaotic result for a small middle class family, natural disasters happen so much in one’s lifetime and can be emotionally crippling. This natural disaster caused many families and homes to come crashing down, all the townspeople shed tears that day as they watched their homes and loved ones float away with the water. The parents, wives, and husbands all looked in horror as they watched their family die in front of them. David McCullough’s story “Johnstown Flood” deals with

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    Floods are natural phenomena. They can, however, turn into disasters causing widespread damage, health problems and even deaths. This is especially the case where rivers have been cut off from their natural floodplains, are confined to man-made channels, and where houses and industrial sites have been constructed in areas that are naturally liable to flooding. (ICPDR, 2013) The international community is very active in participating the climate change program. Climate Change is a big issue because

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    exception (Carl Sargon)”. According to The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis, unprecedented floods occurred in the stories. The exception fell on the kind men, Utnapishtim and Noah: they survived the powerful event of destruction. However, in the same theme of the stories, there are sources of similarity and differences. Even though both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis are similar in that they all used the floods for the destruction, both the stories are different from each other in distributing roles

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    Edmund Burke was an author and philosopher who once said that, “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it (“Edmund Burke Quotes”). This quote means that people who do not know or understand the past and the mistakes or events made often are destine to repeat those mistakes or events. Throughout the book, The River King, there are 3 different generations, and in each generations there was a couple that the book focused on. It started with, Annie Howe and Dr. Howe’s generation, then

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    Case Study: Oroville

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    The Oroville dam was built in 1968, in California. It lies on the Feather River, east of the city Oroville. The dam has many important uses including; flood control, hydroelectric power generation, water shortage, and water quality improvement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Lake supplies up to 4.2 million acre-feet of water a year, Oroville is the biggest reservoir in the State Water Project, both to farmers and more than 25 million Californians who depend on it for at least part of their

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    Greeks also believed there was a great flood which created the Iron race. Ancient Aztecs also believed there were five races of humans which are the first sun, second sun, third sun, fourth sun, and fifth sun which we are currently a part of. The Hebrews and Christians had a majority of the population of earth destroyed by a flood. The Babylonians believed there was a great war between gods that did some damage to the earth. The Yorubas believed that a great flood had happened. The Maori god Tawhirimatea

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    multiplying and was pleased, but he also saw evil spirits that harmed mankind [..]”. This goes along with the noah's arc type theme in the bible, where God is unhappy with the attitude of his people, so he brings a flood to wipe them out. Although the Mandan’s deity, the Lone Man, does not bring a flood, he has a similar thought in seeing that his creation, mankind, was impure and he had to come up with a solution to fix it. This solution was to impregnate a virgin girl so she could give birth to a baby version

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    unsustainability factors of the Three Gorges Dam, there are also various environmental reasons for the unsustainability of the project. The main motive of the Three Gorges Dam project was to be able to prevent floods that have killed thousands of citizens and has destroyed millions of homes, however the dam will flood over 1,000 acres of farmland and will obliterate over dozens of villages, causing 2 million Chinese people to evacuate their home. (China 's Mega Dam) The irony of this situation is that the problem

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    Natural Disasters

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    The impact of flood (2010) on productivity of major crops in Sindh, Pakistan INTROCUCTION A Natural disaster is an adverse and unpredictable event which generates from the natural processes of earth causes great economic, property and life damages, it includes Earthquakes, Droughts, Storms, Tsunamis, cyclones, Volcanic eruptions etc. The severity of natural disaster is function of the affected people’s resilience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disaster). Flood is one of them

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    The city had so much rainfall that the flood dams over filled and they had to release it no matter what, the citizens couldn 't do anything about it. “Both reservoir outlet gates are open and releasing stormwater into Buffalo Bayou. House flooding is occurring in adjacent neighborhoods, and roadways

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    What were the three most notable observations about the river and it’s surroundings that you made during lab 2? (3 points). -1). The riverbank was extremely high and sloped.2) Building were at least 50ft away due to potential flooding.3) There were large trees and shrubbery to absorb water when the levels begin to rise. For example, I was amazed by the color of the sky. For each of your notable observations, google “factors that affect’ your observation. Describe two factors that affect EACH of

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    The yuma project both had positive and negative impacts. Some negative impacts to yuma is from the steamboat business. The brought and gave good to yuma and went through the colorado river because yuma was mostly a flood plain at a constant level. But with them building the dam the water level would lower down making it harder to be at a safe distance from the ground. They also cannot pass through because there is going to be a dam in there way. Which would cause them

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