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Latest Floods in the United States: 1901-2000 Stories

2005-10-25 19:29:32

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California lawmakers and experts expressed concern on Tuesday that the nation's most populous state remained vulnerable to the type of flooding that recently ravaged New Orleans. "The state's current approach to development in flood plains is a recipe for a Katrina-type disaster," said Dave Jones, chairman of the state Assembly's judiciary committee. Jones and other legislators heard from experts at a state legislative committee hearing on flood preparedness....


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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