Тася(Галина) (anastgal) wrote,

Наводнения глазами обывателей

(artist conceptual image: Jaap Vliegenthart)

This is how Modern Mechanix magazine (Dec, 1935) showed cataclysmic flooding event:

(image credit: modernmechanix)

Nothing on such a global scale yet (though if you believe the news, the North Pole will be without ice this summer, so soon we may have more water than we ever asked for) As for the present situation, lets start with the recent pictures from Mississippi region (worst floods in 15 years) -

Muscatine Flood (check out more pics at Iowa Flood) -

(AP Photo/Steve Pope and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Main Street in La Grange, Missouri -

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(image credit: Susan Saulny)

Animals seeking refuge:

(Photos by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photos by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Powerful storms in Pacific Northwest led to serious flooding this winter; this is Chehalis, Washington in December 2007 -

(Photo: Bruce Ely / AP)

Interstate 5 got flooded one meter deep for the whole 5 kilometers:

(Photos: Bruce Ely, Ross William Hamilton / The Oregonian; Drew Perine / The News Tribune)

Just like in the past, trains have to try to get through, flood waters or not:

(image credit: Harvesting the River)

Braving the deep:

in a car -

in a kayak -

in a... table -

or you might need one of these portable do-it-yourself submarines:

Now fishes can shop in Walmart, too:

(Photos: Brian Davies / The Register-Guard; Steven M. Herppich, Tony Overman / The Olympian)

Flooding in Asia

This "eating soup" picture has already become a classic:

(image credit: Okuno)

Some photos are from China: weeks of heavy rain led to a serious flooding there this summer - (more info)

(image credit: QuarkSoup)

What a miserable job... but I would also question the integrity of a rider who asks for such a service -

Remember "The Day after Tomorrow"? Of course, you do.
(warning: possible photoshop)

(image credit: morecoolpictures)

Unexpected LOL-humor in a miserable situation:

Most photos were taken during flooding in Sofia, Bulgaria, in Minsk, Belorus, and in Moscow and Kazan, Russia.

These recent events show a few stubborn drivers going against the flow... and even making it to the other side sometimes (to the amazement of those who thought that their cars were only good as anchors)

(flooding in Great Britain, 2007)

The water is rising in Kazan... streets are turning into rivers -

(image credit: Shunk)

Some roads and bridges just get swept away - like this route in Stavropol:

But if the road is still there and simply flooded, then -

Public Transportation Must Go On!

(images credit: autotat.ru)

This bus does not want to play nice -

It seems "Impossible is Nothing" for these car drivers; and I have lots of respect for their efforts -

Trucks are invincible, or so it seems:

These ladies have better chance to get help than others:

Indomitable! Maybe I can fix this.... -

Nope, he is not going anywhere:

Well then, If I just push it...

This guy is still trying to steer:

(image credit: Boris Krivoshein)

A bunch of optimistic drivers:
(flood in Novorossiysk, Siberia)

I did not know Russian vans can take such punishment:

(images credit: Marina Novo)

Granted, Moscow is not famous for its floods... but still, check out this Moscow flooding from the 1950s:

(image credit: Lapsa)

or even earlier, in May 1949 -

(photos by Semen Morgenstern)

Heavy trucks (even of a military kind) might get in trouble too... although this particular image has a better ending: the truck made it to the other side; it's a test track for the army vehicles, which includes deep water crossings:

(image credit: Kostya Koshelev)

Some cars don't need a wide-spread flood to get in trouble. It just happens to them -

Kids make the most out of flooded roads (picture taken during recent flooding in Jakarta) -

(image credit: mikejkt)

Need an idea what to do while stuck in flooded traffic? Take a hint from these statues:

(image credit: acropolisx)
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