The flash floods occurred after days of torrential rains in China caused several dams and reservoirs to breach, requiring more than 200,000 emergency rescues. At the same time flash floods were occurring in China, major flooding was also happening in Western Europe, Colorado and Arizona. But flash floods are particularly dangerous because of their signature trait: speed. AdvertisementMonitoring and PreventionAlright, so what can be done about flash floods like these? But perhaps more drastic action is needed: one that includes planning for a new normal of rain and floods because climate change will make flash floods like these more common in the future.