What was the worst flood of all time?

What was the worst flood of all time?


Death toll Event Year
500,000–800,000 1938 Yellow River flood 1939
229,000 Typhoon Nina 1975
145,000 1935 Yangtze flood 1935
100,000+ St. Felix’s Flood, storm surge 1530

How many people died from the Yellow River Flood?

Nine hundred thousand people

Why the Yellow River is yellow?

It is called the Yellow River because its waters carry silt, which give the river its yellow-brown color, and when the river overflows, it leaves a yellow residue behind. The water damages housing and crops across the North China Plain, an important agricultural region.

What is the solution of floods?

Control of Floods. Some methods of flood control have been practiced since ancient times. These methods include planting vegetation to retain extra water, terracing hillsides to slow flow downhill, and the construction of floodways (man-made channels to divert floodwater).

Why did Cork flood in 2009?

On November 19-20, the River Lee violently burst its banks following weeks of heavy rainfall, high tides, and a decision taken by the ESB, on safety grounds, to release millions of tonnes of water from the Inniscara Dam, eight miles west of Cork city. A flooded Grand Parade in the Cork city floods.

Why does the River Lee Flood?

Tidal considerations, combined with low-lying urban developments, and later dam management contribute to repeated flooding events on the Lee. For example, specific streets in Cork city centre have been affected by floods more than 100 times since the mid-19th century.

What river flows through Waterford?


How dirty is the River Lee?

Raw sewage is flowing through Tottenham, Clapton and Hackney along the River Lee. Off the scale levels of phosphates are causing the River Lee to choke with weed every year. The East End’s biggest river is being treated like an open sewer. It will only get worse as the pressures on the sewage system increase.

How deep is the river Lee?


What river is Cork built on?

River Lee