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Excessive flooding all around the world

Excessive flooding all around the world
When I was a girl, I thought all along that floods occur only in our country. There were no floods in other countries particularly America with my impression as the ideal place to live in. That impression lingered until I became an adult only to learn that flooding is not exclusive to our country. But the flooding of other countries lately is getting extreme. Louisiana was hit by a hurricane that created a great flood years ago. And in this year of 2017, the US was hit successively by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, leaving Texad and Florida in deep waters for days. Even the northern part of China have been not been spared of floods and I believe that most Asian countries are also experiencing unwanted water. Our weather bureau now comes out with rain warning every hour to avoid people in getting stranded by sudden flood. With past experiences, we are now very conscious of the consequences that floods may cause. If this is not global warming then what is it?

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iamawriter
At this moment in time Chennai one of the States of India is being battered by heavy rain. Just six hours of rain has flooded the place in that roads look like rivers. While no doubt there was heavy rain it is the lack of proper drainage that has caused these floods. And this situation is common all over the country.
Posted by iamawriter on 11-03-2017
overcast
Last year we had the problem with water. There was literally no rain. And it was kind of harder to go without the water. And this year there is a too much rain. And something not we are even used to as well. And you can see that such type of the experience requires a lot of effort to manage as well. I personally think that flood is something may not be able to change as there is a rise in temperature.
Posted by overcast on 11-03-2017
mildredtabitha
It is global warming. In my country, there are certain places that will always experience floods no matter how little it will rain. But flood occurs in most parts of my country especially when there is EL Nino. Global warming is really causing high increase in water at the sea level and the ice keeps melting. So I am sure floods are a result of global warming. Yesterday it rained a whole day here in Kenya and today is also the same. Though I have not checked the news yet, I am sure there is flood in some towns.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-03-2017
Mehano
My country has also had some floods that ruined many people's homes in the past. This always occurs if we have rain for more than two days. Some parts are just more sensitive to it. I think it's terrible to see how we have ruined nature and the environment - but regardless of the more frequent floods and other natural disasters, the majority still don't do anything towards fixing it.
Posted by Mehano on 11-03-2017
gata montes
Admittedly this may sound a little odd considering that I live in an arid drought prone country - but yes - major flooding is a regular occurrence during the winter months here too.

I don’t however think that its occurrence is due to global warning or that it is entirely to blame either - especially as - not only has severe flooding been a regular very common occurrence for centuries here - but it is an issue that could have been dealt with or at least lessened in some areas many, many years ago - had storm drains and other measures been put in place.
Posted by gata montes on 11-03-2017
vinaya
There are more than 3000 small and large rivers in my home country Nepal, which also has the world's second-largest freshwater resources. Since there are many rivers floods are the major problem here. During the rainy season every small and big rivers swell and sweep away the settlements, farm animals as well as humans. The largest flood I ever remember was when I was a sixth grader. Six bridges were swept away the flood wich cut Kathmandu, the capital city from rest of the country.
Posted by vinaya on 11-05-2017
lovely
I thought same too until I grew up to realise that even in top tier country like the US the had poor drainage system that brought about flood after a long hours of rain and moreover it the world over to have flood.I just believe the government can look into this to arrest this situation permanently.
Posted by lovely on 11-05-2017
Pixie
There never used to be heavy floodings in my country. However, over the last few years, we have been having floods which affected many people. Unfortunately, many lost their lives too. I think that this is due to climatic changes. Pollution and deforestation are making things worse for us. The government of my country has even set up a special program to help those affected by the flood. We must take care of our planet before it gets too late.
Posted by Pixie on 11-06-2017
kgord
Yes, I think global warming and climate change has caused a lot of this to happen. In addition, alot of our natural tree barriers have been broken down so these make areas more prone to flooding. I am very fortunate in that I am on high ground here but flooding does happen in some of the valleys not too far away. I think it is not good at all.
Posted by kgord on 11-08-2017
kingcool52
It's weird to think about how many natural disasters have occurred around the world recently. Not only has a lot of flooding happened, but hurricanes over in the United States and other locations as well makes you wonder about global warming. It has to be the only reason why this is all happening really. It's definitely a sign that we need to start taking care of our world a lot more
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-08-2017
Soulwatcher
The reason for all of the flooding is because man has ruined the earth. We have stripped so many forests for lumber that its not even funny. Pollution is out of control which raises the earth natural temperature. All of the drilling for oil etc, has messed with earth natural weather cycles. And its only going to get worse from here because man hasn't stopped ruining the earth, if anything they are speeding the process up.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 11-15-2017