Flood timeline

  • Great Sheffield Flood

    The Great Sheffield Flood, also known as the Great Inundation, was a flood that devastated parts of Sheffield, England, on 11 March 1864, when the... Read more

  • China Flood of 1931

    On this day in 1931, the Yangtze River in China peaks during a horrible flood that kills 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next... Read more

  • Vanport City Flood

    At about 4:17 PM the western (railroad) dike burst, sending a 10 ft (3.0 m) wall of water into the area of Vanport College. Because of the numerous... Read more

  • North Sea Flood of 1953

    A storm formed south of Iceland on January 30th, 1953 and it was not a cause for concern at the time because the barometric pressure was not... Read more

  • The Chicago Flood of 1987

    Torrential downpours descended upon the Chicago region as repeat waves of thunderstorms "trained" over areas from Rockford to Chicago's North Side.... Read more

  • Mozambique Flood of 2000

    The 2000 Mozambique flood was a natural disaster that occurred in February and March 2000. The catastrophic flooding was caused by heavy rainfall... Read more

  • Maharashtra Floods of 2005

    The Maharashtra floods of 2005 refers to the flooding of many parts of the Indian state of Maharashtra including large areas of the metropolis... Read more