Flood Maps From Natural Disasters

Indian Flood Zone Map

The Indian Flood Zone is quite extensive leaving Millions homeless refuges.
The Indian Flood Zone is quite extensive leaving Millions homeless refuges. | Source

UK Flooding

Just as in Duluth, Minnesota the UK has had its share of flooding.
Just as in Duluth, Minnesota the UK has had its share of flooding. | Source

Photos of Duluth, Minnesota

This kind of damage is due largely to underground flooding as Duluth mostly sits on a granite base but is at the tearing point of the NMFZ.
This kind of damage is due largely to underground flooding as Duluth mostly sits on a granite base but is at the tearing point of the NMFZ. | Source

Florida Flooding

All manner of transportation is affected from flooding.
All manner of transportation is affected from flooding. | Source

Natural Disasters

In my brief time here on Hub Pages I have written about floods in the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, America, Japan, Ireland, China and Columbia and those are just the big ones. In this article I will show you the flood maps of the world from natural disaster and extreme weather to record temperatures and drought.

At this rate the term 'freak weather' no longer applies as it has become the norm. Now the coast of India and Bangladesh are suffering as well as the United Kingdom, Australia and Thailand again.

The American media has down played World events claiming the extreme weather is local but that scenario is nowhere close to the truth as many recent internet articles show. Google Earth is your friend when researching Natural Disasters and Flood Maps.

Closer to home parts of Florida and Duluth, Minnesota have experienced extreme weather and flooding not too mention the millions without power on the East Coast from 'freak storms'.

John Vidal of the guardian says

"More than 40,000 temperature records have already been set in the US this year and freak storms, record rainfall and giant forest fires have left millions suffering. Many old people will certainly die in the heatwave and food prices are bound to rise."

However this is not a local phenomenon as the media would like us to believe and is happening world wide as is evident from these articles and pictures.

Flooding in the UK has left many without power as again freak storms continue to plague the island nation.

The UNHCR's (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Guterres notes that most of the climate refugees will be internally displaced within their home country. And you needn't look as far away as Pakistan to see evidence of that.

However Australia has had its share refugees in the form of boat people and have even created large deportation centers to deal with this ongoing problem.

What most people do not consider is that much of the flooding in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and elsewhere in the World is low lying farmland areas, which ruins crops and creates the need for food and fresh water from other countries.

Closer to home Tropical Storm Debby is unleashing a brutal assault on Florida as it creeps across the state heading for the Atlantic. These kinds of Natural Disasters have become all to common in recent years as Flood Maps from Google Earth show.



Bangladesh Map

Coastal regions of Bangladesh have been hit hardest from monsoons and rising sea levels.
Coastal regions of Bangladesh have been hit hardest from monsoons and rising sea levels. | Source

Satellite Imagery

This image shows the depth of the flooding in Bangladesh, the brown areas being those areas that have flooded recently.
This image shows the depth of the flooding in Bangladesh, the brown areas being those areas that have flooded recently. | Source

Naaf River Myanmar/Bangladesh

The Naaf River which effectively borders Bangladesh and Myanmar  has recently been inundated with flood waters.
The Naaf River which effectively borders Bangladesh and Myanmar has recently been inundated with flood waters. | Source

Naaf River Wildlife Sanctuary

Bangladesh

The country of Bangladesh has suffered through monsoons and rising ocean levels as a series of mini-tsunamis cover most of the flooded areas with salt water ruining crops and stranding villagers.

Nearby coastlines are suffering the same fate as villagers deal with rising sea levels as well as inland flooding.

"Giant waves, more than 12 feet high, hit the northern side of the famous shore temple at Mamallapuram, 60 km from Chennai, on Tuesday evening, leaving the heritage monument three feet deep in water."

Millions of refugees are being created as monsoon rains and ocean levels rise without receding as is evident from this report from officials.

"Nearly half a million people are living in relief camps set up across Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told journalists in Gauhati, the state capital. The rest of the 2 million displaced are staying with relatives or living in the open, sheltering under tarpaulin sheets."

The Flood Maps and photos to the right show the extent of this flooding due to tectonic shifting and extreme weather.

Floods in nearby Thailand have also affected this countries rice crop as well as killing hundreds and and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

Thailand has seen about 1.6 million hectares (3.8 million acres) of farmland inundated, forcing the government to cut its estimate for this year's main crop by 24 percent.

The floods, which have covered around a third of the country, have killed up to 377 people since July according the the Reuters news story.

In another story a dike overflows near the Naaf River Wildlife Sanctuary that splits Myanmar (Burma) from Bangladesh with sea water taking many residents by surprise and stranding villagers.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) ANM Nazim Uddin said the sudden overflow of seawater hit the locality before completion of the repair to the broken embankment.

Teknaf Upazila council chairman Shafiq Mia told daily sun that at least 15,000 people were marooned by tidal surge.

These coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar are being hit the hardest as the Sunda Plate shifts and stretches lowering the sea level elevations of these two countries.

The US Media has yet to cover these floods and Natural Disasters and so many go unreported, except locally.

World Wide Flooding

NASA images and google earth clearly showing flooding in Vietnam.
NASA images and google earth clearly showing flooding in Vietnam. | Source
More flooding Cambodia.
More flooding Cambodia. | Source
More flooding in Java.
More flooding in Java. | Source
Surakarta and Western java.
Surakarta and Western java. | Source

In Your Neighborhood!

The Nashville flood of 2010.
The Nashville flood of 2010. | Source
Nashville Flood of 2010.
Nashville Flood of 2010. | Source
Little Pink Houses for You and Me!
Little Pink Houses for You and Me! | Source

Conclusions

The media's indifference, censorship or incompetence to the subject aside the fact remains that this kind of severe weather the United States is having right now has been happening all over the World for the last ten years.

You can label it Climate Change or Global Warming, what ever flips your switch but the overall flooding is due to earthquakes which are caused by the Earth's crust moving. This lowers the elevation of the land or raises it depending on which plate is moving under the other.

That is why we are seeing coastal areas of countries in the Ring of Fire experiencing the most flooding, also along the West coast of South America as the plates pull the earth west.

What ever you consider the cause to most of the Worlds weather and flooding, one thing remains clear the US Media has been grossly ignorant and irresponsible for not reporting World weather and connecting the dots through Flood Maps of the growing number of Natural Disasters.

The Polar Shift is occurring whether we like it or not as the lack of coverage is almost a red flag saying we won't discuss this subject, thus raising the obvious question why?

It is clear by Google Earth that coastlines the World over are being flooded so why the silence?

This hide your head in the sand mentality will ultimately leave many unprepared for a flood in their neighborhood.

Their can be no doubt that the Earth's crust is stretching as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions become more common along with the Worldwide flooding and extreme weather.

This continued coastal flooding has created millions of refugees instantly in which there is no reliable way to feed them unless the floods recede which they are not doing.

The economic strain on the World will create hardships and stress reserves and food prices will increase as more farmland is flooded.

Unfortunately I see things getting worse not better however ignoring the problem won't make it go away. So that was my intent in writing this article to make sure folks are aware that the extreme weather in your neighborhood is not just a local thing and that millions are suffering the World over due to a lack of preparation and the simple facts.

Looking at Flood Maps from Natural Disasters on Google Earth is an easy way of understanding the Global scale of things and judge for yourselves whether extreme weather is just a convenient way of covering a far larger issue the Polar Shift.


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Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

This is interesting timing that you write this, as I had several conversations (offline) about the weather, yesterday. Of course, this spawned from the record-high temperatures we have been having in Tennessee lately, along with the "storm" that came through yesterday in select areas. I was one of the lucky ones that happened to be in the area where the hailstorm casted down bizarre amounts of ice at such a high-speed rate, I just went outside to watch because it was so crazy. I got hit in the neck and head a few times while outside, but that is nothing to the feeling of watching parts of my garden get destroyed after nurturing it all these weeks. My squash plants looked like somebody took a machete out and made a salad, for example.

I hate to leave such a long comment, but Mother nature is pretty pissed off right now with the way the Homo sapiens have treated her.

I did a research project about climate change and global warming, 21 years+ ago, in an advanced science class in Junior High, if that tells ya anything. Man has had plenty of warning for these things, but greed and corruption has dominated, it seems.

Oh, check out my latest profile edit; I'm leaving these types of topics up to you on here; cheers!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes, the weather is extreme and not just local, my Mom who lives in Colorado says that now it has been raining for the last 12 hours so although good for the forest fires it is creating lots of flooding and erosion.


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Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

Dang, we are in synchronization... I was also talking to an ex-girlfriend the other day, and telling her that if I had to move, I think I'd prefer the mountains and caves, since I'm such a caveman at heart... I went on to mention Colorado as one of the few places I'd actually consider moving to, albeit I don't know very much about the area.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

It is paradise for anyone that loves the outdoors and can appreciate nature.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

I appreciate your global approach. North America is just one continent. The world perspective makes us see the problem for the monster that it is. Thanks.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Your Welcome, first the buzz phrase was Global Warming and now it is Climate Change, when will we call a spade a spade and admit that the Polar Shift affects us all?


marvinsmith 4 years ago

This is the right time that you have wrote this. And I freak out on this approach.

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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

It's looking more and more like weather catastrophes are the new 'normal' climate conditions.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes, they're but the reasons for them is not being openly admitted.

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