Recent floods tell us is that the climate is changing. The statistical distribution of weather events and natural disasters is shifting.
Flash floods often catch people by surprise, even though weather forecasters and emergency personnel try to warn and prepare communities.
Flooding in communities near former industrial sites threatens common pollution containment methods already in place.
Climate change and warming temperatures are exacerbating heavy rainfall and flooding events.
Beyond flooding, the unpredictability of the world's rivers is perpetuated by rare avulsions, which can cause them to abruptly change course.
Changing storms in the Southwest are altering timeless food traditions as researchers grapple with how to study the monsoon’s erratic nature.
Flooding is the most frequent and costliest natural disaster in the United States, and its costs are projected to rise as the climate warms.
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