12 Unusual & Terrifying Floods In The World
Flood is a natural calamity that brings a lot of destruction along with it. Over the course of time many such unusual floods have occurred and each of these have caused irreparable damage. Below are listed some of the unusual floods that have caused much concern.
12. North Sea Flood (1212)
This flood occurred in present day Holland and killed over 60,000 people. This was the oldest ever flood disaster to be reported.
11. St. Marcellus Flood (1219)
This flood resulted in death of over 36,000 people. This flood occurred along the coast of present day Netherlands.
10. St. Elizabeth Flood (1421)
This flood occurred in present day Netherlands and resulted in death of around 10,000 people. As a result of this flood, the area in vicinity of North Sea was flooded and rendered unusable for coming decades.
9. Christmas Flood (1717)
This flood resulted in death of around 14,000 people on the night of Christmas in 1717. The flood occurred along coast of Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.
8. Tianjin Flood (1939)
This flood occurred in the city of Tianjin in China and resulted in death of over 20,000 people.
7. All Saints Flood (1570)
This flood occurred along the Dutch coast in 1500’s and killed over 20,000 people. Almost entire towns and villages were wiped out owing to this deadly flood.
6. Bangladesh Flood (1974)
Though Bangladesh suffers from flooding every year, the worst happened in 1974 when around 30,000 people died.
5. St. Marcellus Flood (1362)
This flood hit the coast of Netherlands and killed at least 25,000 people.. The flood was caused by a massive storm tide and was the second flood to hit St. Marcellus.
4. Vargas Mudslide (1999)
Around10, 000 people which was around 20 percent population of Vargas in Venezuela was killed as result of mudslide that hit the region. This massive mudslide caused immense economic loss in the region.
3. Yangtze River Flood (1954)
The over flooding of Yangtze River in China for over three months killed over 30,000 people. Despite the fact that all the flood gates were opened for letting the flood water pass over; damage in large magnitude did occur.
2. Eastern Guatemala Flood (1949)
Over 40,000 people were killed in Guatemala in 1949 when a flood struck the region in the month of September. The flood left many people homeless in this poor country and Guatemala too many years to overcome this tragedy.
1. St. Lucia’s Flood (1287)
After the flood of 1212 another killer flood struck the region of St. Lucia’s and killed over 80,000 people. The entire land tracks were swept and only 10 percent of the houses remained intact.