2015/16 Hodinian Flood Crisis

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The 2015/16 Hodinian Flood Crisis began in late December 2015 and ended in early/mid-January 2016. It was the worst flood in Hodinian history, rivaling that of the circa summer 2006 flood.

The Flood

Days Leading Up to the Flood

On December 25, 2015, it began to rain. This rain continued for many days after. Eventually, the ground could no longer absorb the rainwater. The water began to fill up the low points in the ground. A park nearby Metropolitan Hodiny overflowed onto the road, making the commute to work about half an hour longer than it would be otherwise.

The Flood Reaches Its Climax

Once the water flowed on the road, people began to react. In villages all around, people tried to protect their houses with sandbags to keep out the flooding. A water treatment plant was protected from the rain as well in a village about 15-20 miles east of Metro Hodiny. The road going south was closed, forcing people to make a longer commute. In Angus, Red Haw Creek began to flow over its banks. It flooded almost 50% of Angus, around 16 acres. Many low-lying parts of Virden were flooded too, but it quickly ran off into Angus due to the difference in elevation between the two. The flood lasted until around January 13.

American Reaction

The US Government reacted to this flood by declaring a state of emergency in counties near St. Louis. Thus move angered the residents of the counties around Hodiny, as many places in Central Illinois had the same conditions as the counties around St. Louis, but it's as if the US government passed over those counties. Nothing from the federal government was done to help Central Illinois, only the counties around St. Louis.

Aftermath

The northern and western edges of Nuruen Krahinë were flooded, and remained saturated for many days after the flood. It took a while for Red Haw Creek to shrink back to its boundaries, as well as taking the water that flooded most of Angus.