8 devastating flash floods
A flash flood can instantly transform a dry landscape into a fearsome river in just a few hours or, in some cases, minutes. These torrents appear when heavy rainfall or snowmelt encounters a saturated aquifer or ground that is too hard to absorb the moisture. Here are eight examples, some as recent as July, of wild running water’s tragic power.
Text by Crai S. Bower | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Cars??? In 1889? Wow, there must have been a huge amount of traffic from Automobiles back then! YIKES!