IN THE WORLD
by Angelina Ebel
10 – A grade
Types of floods:
Flood - recurrent rather long rise in water level in rivers, usually caused by
spring snowmelt in plains or rainfall.
Flooding - intensive relatively short rise in water level in the river caused by
heavy rains, rains, sometimes rapid melting of snow during thaws.
Wort - clogging the channel stationary ice cover, and a heap of ice floes
during spring break at narrow and meandering river channel, feel free to
flow and causing the water level rise in accumulation of ice and above it.
Ice jams - an ice plug, the accumulation of frazil, loose ice during the winter
freeze-up at narrow and meandering riverbed, causing the rise of water in
some areas above the main channel of the river.
Wind surge - is the rise of the water level in marine estuaries of major rivers
and coastal areas on windy seas and large lakes, reservoirs, caused by
exposure to strong wind on the water surface.
Нere you can see some pictures from all over the
world with floods in June 2013
Due to heavy rains in Europe, many rivers burst their banks and
flooded large areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary,
Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. At least 18 people were
killed and tens of thousands were forced to evacuate ...
Flooded homes on the banks of the River Steyr in the small Austrian
town of Steyr, June 2, 2013.
Danube came out of its banks and flooded the city center of Passau,
Germany, June 3, 2013.
An employee of the "Red Cross" talks with the locals in the center of
the flood-affected town of Passau, Germany, June 3, 2013.
Lifeguard floats down a flooded street in the city of Passau, Germany,
June 3, 2013.
Flooded church in Marbach 90 kilometers west of Vienna, Austria, June
Employees of emergency float down a flooded street in the Austrian
city of Emmersdorf, June 3, 2013.
Flooded town hall in the town of Grimm, Germany, June 3, 2013.
The flooded market area on the banks of the Elbe River in the town of
Stadt-Velen, Germany, June 4, 2013.
Cat saved from the floods in the village Kly near the town of Melnik,
Czech Republic, June 4, 2013.
A road sign on a flooded street in the town Ybbs an der Donau, Lower
Austria, June 4, 2013.
Submerged bridge after a heavy downpour in Vienna, Austria, June 4,
The Elbe River overflowed its banks and flooded fields near the town of
Elster, Germany, June 5, 2013.
Young people are building a dam of sandbags in Dresden, Germany,
June 5, 2013.
The roof of the house, flooded by the river Elbe, is seen near Meissen,
Germany, June 5, 2013.
The flooded intersection of roads A92 and A3, near the Bavarian town
of Deggendorf, June 5, 2013.
A man inspects a protective wall in Bratislava, June 5, 2013.
A girl from the village Mleko Jedi stands in a flooded road leading to
her house near the town of Litomerice, Czech Republic, June 5, 2013.
The staff of emergency services pumped water near the town of
Deggendorf, Germany, June 6, 2013.
Statue in the flooded city of Gyor, 120 kilometers west of Budapest,
Hungary, June 6, 2013.
Workers clean the streets of the historic city of Passau, who suffered
from the spill rivers Danube and Inn, June 6, 2013.
Flooded homes near the Bavarian town of Deggendorf, Germany,
June 6, 2013.
Local residents return to their homes in the bucket bulldozer in
Nideraltayh the east of Bavaria, June 6, 2013.
German soldiers resting on the dike of sandbags in Bitterfelede,
Germany, June 6, 2013.
Family canoes past the cars that were stuck on the road A3, the
flooded waters of the Danube, in Deggendorf, Germany, June 7, 2013.
Flooded Fisherdorf auto show in the village near the town of
Deggendorf, Germany, June 7, 2013.