You may or may not know that our town, Sacramento, is now the most likely U.S. city to be hit by a catastrophic flood. That makes our unit on Natural Disasters much more real to our students. This “The Best….” list might have limited interest in readers outside of our area, but it will certainly be useful to our teachers.
The New York Times today has an article and interactive feature about this topic, so I thought it would be timely to create this list.
Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Showing Sacramento Destroyed By Floods:
Here are video animations of the event that our local PBS affiliate has developed.
Here’s a short video from The History Channel. I’m embedding the link, but you might want to go to the site which has similar disaster simulations affecting other major U.S. cities.
Last year, the United States Geological Survey came out with a major report predicting this kind of Superstorm hitting our area. Here are some articles about it, along with a video simulation:
If Quakes Weren’t Enough, Enter the ‘Superstorm’ from the New York Times.
Here’s the video simulation of the storm’s effect:
And here’s a news report on the study itself:
The Sacramento Bee has just published some articles on this possibility:
Hundreds of Sacramento schools, elder care homes prone to flooding is an interactive map.
Flood Tools shows you, historically, how likely a particular address is to be flooded.
California’s ‘Katrina’ Could Be Coming to Sacramento is from The Atlantic.
California’s Katrina Is Coming is from Wired.
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