Best Floods Documentaries

A look at the best FREE Floods documentaries.

1. Floods, drought and the consequences of extreme weather | DW Documentary

Duration: 42:26

Published: July 16, 2022

Views: 244162+

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Long periods of sunny weather; a few heavy rain showers. That’s all fine...or is it? With increasing frequency, summer days are turning into long periods of drought, while rainfall is causing catastrophic flooding. Whereas weather systems were relatively moderate and predictable in recent centuries, now they appear to have been thrown off balance. What’s heading our way - and what can we do to protect ourselves? 29 May 2016 is a day Frank Harsch will never forget. The mayor was in his office at the town hall in Braunsbach near Schwäbisch Hall in southern Germany. The rain was coming down

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2. Germany's flood catastrophe one year on | DW Documentary

Duration: 42:26

Published: July 15, 2022

Views: 193442+

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Channel: DW Documentary

The July 2021 flood catastrophe claimed more than 180 lives in Germany alone. The deluge also caused billions of euros’ worth of material damage. Experts warn extreme weather events like this will increase in frequency due to climate change. It began on the night of 14 July. Heavy rains swept across western Germany. The summer had been wet; the ground was saturated and couldn’t absorb the water, which flowed into the rivers. Suddenly, even smaller rivers became death traps. The gigantic mass of water devastated entire towns: Bad Münstereifel, Rheinbach, Euskirchen. As the night wore on, the wave surged into

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