For several years now, flood experts have been whining about the way houses are constructed particularly in areas that are located near streams and rivers. They have also been complaining about the adequacy of vegetation that is supposed to be of aid in decreasing the amount of water that flows on land. These two are the primary reasons why human activities are often being singled out as the main cause of flooding incidents in the past.
However, while you can still prevent the destruction caused by flood damage on your home, select the most convenient location and construct a home that is in compliance with the guidelines of flood protection agency.
Floods are likely to happen in the course of rainy season. In many other countries, this is referred as the monsoon season. For those countries that located below the equator, rainy season normally happens between the month of November and April.
In countries such as North America and South America, the rainy season happens between the month of July and September. As for the places in the East and West Coast United States, on the other hand, monsoon season is called the hurricane season. It is during this season that storms commonly occurring. This season normally persists from August to October.
The main reason why there is a higher probability of floods is that the greater volume of rain causes channels, streams, and rivers to overflow. If the pressure of the water is too excessive and if rainfall is so heavy, these incidents may also result to flash floods.
Flash floods consist of rapid and exceedingly damaging water that can vehemently sweep everything in its passageway, including vehicles, people, trees and even boulders. If the flash flood is too great, it can even cause destruction to the grounds of buildings.
Geography plays a great role in flooding incidents. The natural geographical characteristic of a certain place can either intensify or reduce the threat of flooding in the said area. Places most predisposed to flooding are places with colder temperatures and more rain, and places that are situated in low-lying areas.
Regions bordered by mountains, like valleys, are also most predisposed to flooding brought about by water from bordering mountains.