Activities (things you must do):
Read the terms on page 147 of
your textbook, make sure that you understand the concepts behind each term.
Improve your understanding of
this topic by reviewing all the photographs of flooding cases presented
in the text.
Visit the home
page for hazards of the USGS familiarize yourself with the way hazards
are dealt with. Once you are at the USGS web site visit at least one case
of the hazards shown at this site, this should prepare you to discuss your
case history or favorite case of hazard. Look at one case of Flooding in
Flood Control Projects by US Army Corps of Engineers
View images of the Flood
of March 1997 (Shots of the Huntington/Chesapeake Area).
Visit the FEMA's (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) web site and familiarize yourself with the Fact
Sheets for Landslides and other related natural hazards such as flooding.
Study the history of the Mississippi
River flooding. Study Box 6.2 on pages 140-141 of your textbook.
Investigate the relationship
Niño and flooding.
View the potential
destruction in Coastal Zones caused by El Niño.