Villa Epecuén

Is this a modern day Atlantis? A town in Argentina that spent years under water has finally “come back to life” as the flood waters have receded after 27 years.…

Floods in Europe

Over the eons, large floods have periodically inundated entire regions of Europe. We have included some background and information on some pf the most populated countries and regions, plus some…

Central and Eastern Europe

The worst years for flooding in this region was the period from 2005 through 2010, exceeding the record floods there in 1970 by almost all measurements. In the fall of…

Italy

Italy has experienced flooding throughout its long history from the Alpine north to its southern tip. In 1963, the Vajont River Dam in a region of Italy just north of…

Clearing Up Flood Damage

Before you enter your home after a flood, walk around and check for structural damage, loose electrical wires and the smell and hissing sound of gas leaks. Call the authorities…

Returning to a Flood Zone

When allowed to return home, be careful. Even standing water can be dangerous, contaminated with sewage or electrified by downed wires. Roads may be weakened and might collapse under the…

Evacuation

In the event that you may be informed you must leave your home, utmost care should be taken in getting away from the danger area. A bit of planning will…

Once you’ve made all your preparations for a flood, then the next step is to know when one is about to arrive. Listen to weather reports on TV or the…

Dealing With Pets

Pets should also have a disaster kit packed just for them. Medical supplies, food, water and food bowls, bedding and toys should be included, as well as additional fresh water.…

Preparing for a Flood

People can prepare for the certainty of floods by several simple means. The first step is to have a disaster kit stored at home. A kit should contain: o Weather-radio…

Ireland

Ireland itself has not been prone to flooding until the last few years. The agricultural nature of the country up until recently may have been one of the reasons. Paving…

France

Back in 1892, the Tête Rousse glacier on Mount Blanc in southeastern France caused a flood with the spring release of a buried lake within the glacier. The resulting flood…