List of deadliest floods

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This is a list consisting of the deadliest floods worldwide with a minimum of 50 deaths. * Global Active Archive of Large Flood Events, Dartmouth Flood Observatory List of floods. List of flash floods. List of natural disasters by death toll.

Global storm activity of 2009

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In Italy, December 30 saw hundreds of homes in Tuscany evacuated because of flooding and Spain's rescue services were on yellow danger alert after flash floods destroyed roads and landslides swept railways away. Transport Links between Almeria, Granada, Málaga and Sevilla were severed. Drought-blighted Andalusia has had its fifth day of rain, and Portugal was on orange flood alert. Authorities said the rain had destroyed millions of Euros worth of agricultural produce. The harbours were closed and the Madeira archipelago islands were also under threat of both flooding and gale-force winds, as 110 km/h whipped up six-metre -high waves.

GeoHazards International

GeoHazards International (GHI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending preventable death and suffering caused by natural disasters in the world's most vulnerable communities. Founded in 1991, GHI is the first non-profit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to mitigating earthquake, tsunami, and landslide risks in the world's poorest and most at-risk regions. Its solutions emphasize preparedness, mitigation, and building local capacity in order to manage risk.

2016 Pakistan flood

After heavy rains and flash floods in Pakistan, at least 71 people were killed and another 34 hospitalized. Rain started at night of Saturday, April 3, rainfall began to spur floods in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in the northwest. Heavy rainfall is common in Southern Asia during the pre-monsoon season. In response to floods, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government began to administer relief for those affected. Rural areas with poor infrastructure were highly susceptible, and, consequently, some 150 homes were destroyed in the event. The floods also caused deadly landslides that killed another 23 people. However, 5 survived and were rescued.

Earth Revealed: Introductory Geology

Earth Revealed
The telecourse was produced by Intelecom and the Southern California Consortium, was funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project, and first aired on PBS in 1992 with the title Earth Revealed. All 26 episodes are hosted by Dr. James L. Sadd, professor of environmental science at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Some footage used in Earth Revealed previously had been seen in the 1986 PBS series Planet Earth. * Excerpt from Earth Revealed episode "Living With Earth: Preserving the Legacy" on YouTube 1.

Nepal Scouts

Programs focus on handicrafts, hiking, camping, nature conservation and community development. Service activities include adult literacy campaigns, food production, child vaccination and drug abuse education. Relief operations are mobilized during earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires and other natural disasters. Scout activities are organized for both boys and girls jointly; but training, camping and other aspects of the program are conducted separately. Under the national education system, university students pursuing the masters level are required to serve in a village for a year. These students are given an orientation that includes Scout training.

1996 Yosemite Valley landslide

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The 1996 Yosemite Valley landslide occurred on July 10, 1996, near the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California. 162,000 tons of rocks and other debris fell to the ground at over 160 miles per hour. Of the 12 campers/hikers involved in the incident, one was killed. The landslide competes with the 1997 Merced River flood and the 2013 Rim wildfire for the designation of the worst natural disaster in Yosemite to date. "At 6:52 pm PDT Wednesday, July 10, 1996, a large block of granite, with an estimated volume of 78,000 cubic yards, detached from the cliff between Washburn Point and Glacier Point, in Yosemite Valley."

When Disaster Strikes (TV series)

When Disaster Strikes covers fires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, sewage-filled basements – every situation is different and requires a creative, no-nonsense plan. The only thing common to the disasters are emotionally devastated victims. When Disaster Strikes episodes include: Fire: After a fire blazes through a middleclass man’s home - a remediation team attempts to restore it under the shadow of arson allegations. Mould: The disaster team struggle to overcome a toxic mould plaguing a Cincinnati family home and post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

Outline of hydrology

Drainage basin management – covers water-storage, in the form of reservoirs, and flood-protection. Water quality – includes the chemistry of water in rivers and lakes, both of pollutants and natural solutes. Above ground. Evaporation –. Pan evaporation –. Condensation –. Precipitation – condensed water, is pulled by gravity back to Earth, in the form of:. Drizzle. Rain. Sleet. Snow. Graupel. Hail. Interception –. Evapotranspiration –. Stemflow –. Throughfall –. On ground. Surface runoff – flow of surface water. First flush. Floods. Flash floods. Overland flow –. Horton overland flow –. Below ground. Infiltration –.

Hurricane Janet

Heavy rains in the Tampico, Tamaulipas area added to floods caused by hurricanes Gladys and Hilda earlier in the year. The resulting flood was reported by the Weather Bureau office in New Orleans to be one of the worst natural disasters in Mexican history. In Tampico, 16 in of rain was reported. The floods contributed to a localized typhoid fever and dysentery outbreak, causing over 1,000 people to evacuate out of the city to prevent further spreading of the diseases. An additional 36,000 people were being cared for in concentration centers.

Gin Chow

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Montecito Blurb on Gin Chow.

Wildfire emergency management

In the event of a wildfire, floods and landslides can often occur after the burn due to the drastic changes the fire can have caused in the terrain and the condition of the ground. Those who live within the proximity of a wildfire are susceptible to experiencing loss and damage from these events. Floods and landslides can occur long after the fire has ceased its burn; fires leave the ground charred with little to no vegetation, which normally absorbs rainfall. Without the vegetation, the rainwater can cause flash floods for up to five years after a wildfire.


Serious flooding also occurs in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay area, and other coastal communities. Windspeeds in some places reach 125 mph, hurricane-force winds. Across wider areas of the state, winds reach 60 mph. Hundreds of landslides damage roads, highways, and homes. Property damage exceeds $300 billion, most from flooding. Demand surge (an increase in labor rates and other repair costs after major natural disasters) could increase property losses by 20 percent.

Geology of the Grand Teton area

Reed, Jr (Grand Teton Natural History Association; Revised edition; 1976) ISBN: 9780931895579. Creation of the Teton Landscape: 2nd Revised & Enlarged Edition, David D. Love, John C. Reed and Kenneth L. Pierce (Grand Teton Natural Hist Association; May 1995) ISBN: 978-0931895081.

International Early Warning Programme

In January 2005, the United Nations (UN) launched extensive plans to create a global warning system to lessen the impact of deadly natural disasters at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Japan. The UN programme would help improve prevention and resilience to all types of natural disasters, including droughts, wildfires, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, landslides, volcanoes and tsunamis, by using a comprehensive set of methods including rapid information sharing and training communities at risk.

Community resilience

Plan implementation and maintenance. 1) Wind (hurricane, tornados). 2) Earthquake (landslides, liquefaction). 3) Inundation (flooding, coastal erosion). 4) Fire (natural, manmade). 5) Snow or rain (blizzards, tsunami). 6) Technological or human-caused (cyberwarfare, nuclear weapons). Routine. Hazard events that occur regularly and are typically less consequential events in terms of damage and recovery. Design. Hazard events that structures must be designed to withstand and often includes many natural disasters. Extreme. Hazard events may also found in building codes for some hazards; however, they are likely to cause significant and often irreparable damage. Resilience (organizational).

Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium

Box 107 Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal is one of the 20 most disaster prone countries in the world with a high level of exposure to multiple hazards, most prominently earthquakes, floods, landslides, windstorms, hail storm, fire, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) and avalanches. Natural disasters have claimed the lives of more than 27,000 people between 1971 and 2007, indicating an average loss of more than 2 lives per day due to natural disasters. More people are killed by natural disasters in Nepal than any other country in South Asia.

Hurricane Jimena (2009)

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Heavy Rain near Sedona caused flooding along Highway 179. In Quartzsite, Arizona, washes overflowed their banks, flooding nearby areas. In Tanca, about 1 in of rain fell in 30 minutes, resulting in flash flooding that washed out a road and damaged a business. Shortly after the hurricane made landfall, Mexico's natural disaster fund provided $1.45 million in aid to repair pipelines, highways, and buildings. The United Methodist Committee on Relief distributed food baskets to 720 survivors and provided 180 families with wood for rebuilding their homes.

Specific Area Message Encoding

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Cascade Volcanoes

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When Cascade volcanoes do erupt, pyroclastic flows, lava flows, and landslides can devastate areas more than 10 mi away; and huge mudflows of volcanic ash and debris, called lahars, can inundate valleys more than 50 mi downstream. Falling ash from explosive eruptions can disrupt human activities hundreds of miles downwind, and drifting clouds of fine ash can cause severe damage to jet aircraft even thousands of miles away. All of the known historical eruptions have occurred in Washington, Oregon and in Northern California. The two most recent were Lassen Peak in 1914 to 1921 and a major eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Minor eruptions of Mount St.

Geography of the United States

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California is well known for seismic activity, and requires large structures to be earthquake resistant to minimize loss of life and property. Outside of devastating earthquakes, California experiences minor earthquakes on a regular basis. There have been about 100 significant earthquakes annually from 2010 to 2012. Past averages were 21 a year. This is believed to be due to the deep disposal of wastewater from fracking. None has exceeded a magnitude of 5.6, and no one has been killed. Other natural disasters include: tsunamis around Pacific Basin, mud slides in California, and forest fires in the western half of the contiguous U.S.

2006 North American heat wave

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Although comparatively little reporting is made about the health effects of extraordinarily hot conditions, heat waves are responsible for more deaths annually than more energetic natural disasters such as lightning, rain, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Supporting this conclusion, Karl Swanberg, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, reported that between 1936 and 1975, about 20,000 U.S. residents died of heat. "Heat and solar radiation on average kill more U.S. residents each year than lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or earthquakes," said Karl Swanberg.

Geography of Malaysia

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Malaysia's geographical location protects the country from most major natural disasters. It is located on a seismically stable plate that minimises direct risks of earthquakes and volcanoes, is partially protected from tsunamis by surrounding landmasses, and is a rare target for tropical cyclones. However, the country's tropical climate opens the country to the risk of flooding, landslides and prolonged droughts. With 189 water basins and an average rainfall of over 2000-4000 mm per year, Malaysia is prone to riverine, muddy floods that range from hours-long flash floods, to prolonged flooding on flat, low-lying land along major tributaries and main stems.

List of severe weather phenomena

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Landslide, mudslide. Flood, flash flood. Wildfire, firestorm. Fire whirl. High Seas. Zud. Large Hail. High winds – 93 km/h(58 mph) or higher. Tornadoes. Deadly Lightning. Flood, flash flood. Extreme weather. List of weather-related phenomenons. Meteorology. Severe weather terminology (United States). Space weather. Stormtrack. hail storms on google map non-commercial.

Hazard map

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They are typically created for natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, flooding and tsunamis. Hazard maps help prevent serious damage and deaths. Hazard maps are created and used in conjunction with several natural disasters. Different hazard maps have different uses. For instance, the hazard map created by the Rizal Geological Survey is used by Rizalian insurance agencies in order to properly adjust insurance for people living in hazardous areas. Hazard maps created for flooding are also used in insurance rate adjustments. Hazard maps can also be useful in determining the risks of living in a certain area.