Floods hold a prominent spot in the creation myths of many cultures, and today they kill more people every year than any other weather phenomenon. Because so much of the world's population lives on or near waterways, we're constantly trying to find ways to minimize the damage floods can cause -- but they will never be stopped. How much do you know about the world's deadliest natural disaster?
Question 1 of 10
What caused the famous 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pa.?
Question 2 of 10
The Arno River flooded in _____, causing major damage to the art collections of Florence, Italy.
Question 3 of 10
What's a muddy flood?
Question 4 of 10
One of the world's largest moving structures is a flood barrier. Where is it located?
Question 5 of 10
According to the National Flood Insurance Program, what's the chance of the average American home sustaining flood damage in the course of a 30-year mortgage?
Question 6 of 10
What should you do if a flash flood is approaching you?
Question 7 of 10
How much rapidly moving water can knock a person down?
Question 8 of 10
In the floods of 1993, how many of the Mississippi River's 1,300 levees failed?
Question 9 of 10
What percentage of the city of New Orleans was flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005?
Question 10 of 10