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Floods devastation drought fires cyclones Some claim that what planet Earth has been suffering for most of this year and the past few years is related to satellites spinning around the globe Others believe these natural disasters are punishments for the sins of humanity It could be one it could be both and it could be neither But in the past 10 years floods have intensified at a great degree According to the article Mississippi Flood the worst of these floods concerning power and abnormality was the flood of the Mississippi River in 1993 also called the Great Flood Water reached unbelievably high levels and spread as far as 93000 Km forcing about 40000 of the citizens to evacuate the area Tens lost their lives and the damage is estimated at about USD 10 billion 1 This particular flood and several other unusual lately occurring floods could be caused by either deforestation La Nia or under-ocean earthquakes One of the major causes resulting in worldwide flooding is the over-logging of trees in a forest also known as deforestation Lately the demand for wood has increased almost all over the world because industries are needing more and more wood to be able to catch up with the needs of the people for essential things ranging from paper to wooden furniture Unfortunately the excessive destruction of these forests is resulting in several unforeseen catastrophes one of the most important is flood When trees of a rainforest are cut down the soil becomes dry and loses its ability to absorb water properly because no more trees are there to use that water When the deforested area is struck by severe rainfall water does not get absorbed as it used to thereby causing the huge amounts of unabsorbed rain waters to accumulate resulting in flood Glen Barry a rainforest expert commented Those forests are like a huge sponge When the torrential monsoon rains come they slow it down
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