What is a flood?

A flood is a form of natural disaster when there is a large amount of water beyond what is normally dry land.

Where can floods happen?

Floods can happen on broad and flat land, near the banks of a river or a main waterway.

Major floods have happened in:

Brisbane, Queensland

Northern Territory

When are floods most likely to occur?

A flood is most likely to occur when there is a storm or rainfall.

How do floods happen?

Floods happen when too much water fills lakes or waterways.Heavy, intense rainfall, ice jams in rivers and frozen soil can create too much water.

Did you know?

1. A car can be taken away in as little as two metres of water

2. flash floods can bring walls of water from 10-20 metres high

3. There was a flood in the Egypt Nile over 5000 years ago