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Flash flooding

On the way surviving in extreme conditions, there may be various obstacles and hazards, including the most unpredictable and deadly. And the more dangerous it can be to man a certain phenomenon of nature, than it is unexpected. Today we talk about one of the most unexpected and dangerous to the stranger events - floods, flood.

During the journey a person can move to different terrain and terrain. Among other things, you can be in dried riverbeds, off the coast of small springs and mountain streams, in ravines, canyons and other places close to water bodies. You may suspect nothing, creek, along which you walk, may look harmless, dry canyon can not for one second to hint at the approach of the water, but high water can be close, too close.

Water flow

If the upper reaches of the mountains or on nearby hills were heavy rains, which are not even close to it in the low or rapidly began to melt snow - then down along the beds of streams and rivers rushes destructive, wild stream. Be in the way of the water flow - certain death.

In the flood plains are less destructive. The water can rise by several meters over a longer period of time, which reduces the danger. If, however, failed to break camp in the valley of the river, the night can be quite stained. Yet the most dangerous flash floods in mountainous terrain with significant elevation changes.

Escape from the harsh flood - nearly impossible. Even when he heard the approaching sound, a rushing stream on you - you have no more than 3-5 seconds, this is not enough to get to a safe area. So, always move in river beds and gorges, as you can carefully and as quickly as possible to leave these areas of risk. It should also be carefully selected sites for overnight stays. Try to settle on the steep sections of the rivers. You would not stop the flood plain, the lowlands, in places with clear signs of past flooding: fallen trees, debris, drift wood, the roots of the bushes and trees, hanging in the air, as though the water was high, and then receded.

 

 

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