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by milliansee
Last updated 5 years ago

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-Floods

*No region is safe from flooding. All 50 states are subject to flash floods.*Flash Floods can bring walls of water from10 to 20 feet high.*A car can be taken away in as littleas 2 feet of water.*In the last 10 years on average, flooding cost the U.S $2.9 billion annually.Flooding is caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds meltingin the spring), heavy rains, snow melt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.*In the United States, where flood mitigation and prediction is advanced, floods do about $6 billion worth of damage and kill about 140 people every year.

*Communities particularly at risk are those located in low-lying areas,near water,or downstream from a dam.*They mostly happen in South America or Mexico where the land is dry is where the floods occur.

Sources:*http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-floods*http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/floods-profile/

By: Gloria, Millian, & Maria


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