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Japan Flood 2018

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tisme, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Tisme

    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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  2. bellenuit

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    That is reminiscent of the Tsunami a few years back. Is that footage showing the result of a massive downpour with rivers already full or did something bigger happen like a dam breaking?
     
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    Holy Smoke!!! That is one horrific scene. What in Gods name happened here that caused such a instantantanous flood ? ?:speechless::eek:

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    I think I found the cause for the instant flood in that video. It seems a river burst it's banks and basically carved a new path through the city.

    This story might be the answer. Check out the mention of the river breaking it's banks.

    At least 200 dead, thousands still sheltering after Japan floods

    TOKYO -- More than 7,000 people were still in evacuation shelters and many more were struggling with basic needs Thursday after severe flooding and landslides last week in western Japan that caused at least 200 deaths. The disastrously heavy rainfall caused damage over a widespread area, with most of the deaths in and around Hiroshima. Power and water outages were common, and damage to roads and railway tracks disrupted deliveries of food and relief supplies.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/floodi...l-200-hiroshima-thousands-remain-in-shelters/
     
  5. Smurf1976

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    That is my thought also having watched the video.

    On a smaller scale that's pretty much the same way the floods happened in the Hobart CBD on 11 May this year. Once the Rivulet reached the limits of the tunnel it goes through under city streets that was it and a major flood unfolded real quick complete with cars being washed away and so on. The situation in Japan is obviously far worse in terms of scale and lives lost but looks a very similar event as such. Something has reached it's limit and that's it, game over.
     
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