How do floods come?

The simplest explanation for flooding is heavy rains. You do not necessarily need to have heavy rains to experience flooding in your area. Storm surges and tsunamis, melting snow and ice, a lack of vegetation, urban drainage basins, broken dams, or channels with steep sides too are a couple more items to investigate.

Floods may:

Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges and overflows of dams and other water systems. Develop slowly or quickly. Flash floods can come with no warning. Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings and create landslides .

How can we prevent flood from occurring?

This includes: Avoid building in a floodplain —an area especially prone to flooding during heavy rains. If you do live in a floodplain, consider buying flood insurance to help with losses if, and when, a flood occurs. Construct barriers (levees, beams, floodwalls) to stop floodwater from entering your home., and more items.

Another thing we asked ourselves was how do you cope with floods?

You should always: wear protective clothing, like a waterproof jacket and trousers and rubber glovesuse a face maskwash your hands with disinfectant if you have been in contact with floodwater or mud, or handled items that have been in contact with floodwatermake sure any open cuts or wounds on exposed skin are covered by a waterproof plaster, and more items.

The answer was what to Do in Case of Flash Flood: 7 Tips to Stay Safe. Evacuate the Area. Under no circumstances should you or your family remain in the area during a flash flood. Being aware of one’s surroundings can mean knowing what to do in case of flash flood, or knowing where not to be in case Prepare Beforehand. Don’t be hasty, flood emergency kit, or have a family disaster plan too are a couple additional things to take a look at.