Water – a transparent, colorless and odorless liquid which no living being or creature can survive without. Water is very crucial to our existence. Lack of water would send humans into extinction in no time. However, on the opposite side of the same “water coin,” too much of it can also become a huge problem. Flooding in plain terms is just too much water – much more than is anticipated, especially in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Basically, to flood or flooding means to cover or submerge something in a liquid.
When water floods something, especially one that packs speed and power, there is just little that you can do to fight back or prevent it. This is nature in full effect and brutal force. Tsunami’s which are floods triggered by earthquakes will typically wreck and smash anything in its path.
In this article, we are going to go back a century and discuss the 10 unfortunate and fatal instances where water was said to have done more harm than good by overrunning its banks or simply submerging the wrong things.