A few pages on a website (
Part 1 - Floods
Causes of Floods
) may be
enough to give a general guide to how floods develop, what
causes them, their power to destroy lives and property, and
how flood forecasts work. But it is impossible to do the
power and tragedy of a flood justice in such a limited amount
Fortunately there are several other resources which will go
a long way towards expanding your knowledge and appreciation
of floods - most notably DVDs, Videos and books.
Floods are not the most popular subject for videos and DVDs,
but while the quantity is low the quality is very good.
A&E and the History Channel
Material from these pages is the most varied,
and this applies to most weather topics. Older material may
only be available on video, while later productions are on
DVD or both.
The first three of these titles are only available on VHS, the last
only on DVD.
Also worth considering is the double DVD set called
Nature's Fury DVD Set. Only a small section is
devoted to floods - in this case flash floods - but the
whole package includes hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires,
nor'easters, blizzards and tsunamis. Some of these topics
are hard to find anywhere else.
Discovery Channel Store
Only one flood video/DVD here but it's a good one.
Flood Of The Millennium
is the story of the 1997 Red River flood, which wrecked
Grand Forks, North Dakota but left the neighbouring Fargo
almost untouched. This dramatic 1hr 40min DVD is a
comprehensive coverage of a 1 in 500 year flood.
The link won't take you straight to the video, but
you'll find it quickly if you enter "flood" into the
search box, click go, then click on the thumbnail image
for Flood Of The Millennium when it loads.
Amazon has quite a few weather videos but not much on floods.
Still, things change quickly there and it is always worth a
But when it comes to books it's a different matter. There's
heaps of books and articles on floods, for all ages, but you'll
find the ones which impressed me (and many others) in this
list:- Great Books About Floods
. Disasters get their share of coverage, but there are other
topics covered, including some top children's books on the subject.
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