Posts Tagged ‘Flooding’

Massive Floods World Wide

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This appears to be the year for epic flooding. Rhode Island experienced the worst flooding in 200 years in the spring and many affected businesses have yet to re-open. Tennessee experienced a 1-in-500 year flood event, devastating a good part of the state, including Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland experienced major floods this year. China’s floods required massive mobilization of public resources. India is underwater and Pakistan’s flooding represents a humanitarian crisis with the very real threat of cholera and other water-borne illnesses. Check out the photographs of the flooding disasters from Asia to Europe here. The tragedies are compounded by the fact the lack of public resources to provide relief aid, as a consequence of a protracted global recession. We should all give whatever we can.