Readers of this blog know how unhealthy water damage Farmington can be to any tribe. This is true for every member of the tribe from the most exalted chief down to the lowest of scouts. For example, supposing a flood washes through a campsite and sweeps away the tribe, tee-pees and all. Imagine how unhealthy that could potentially be. The rushing water could very well physically injure the members of the tribe by dashing them into trees or rocks. Obviously, a flood also has the potential to drown any member of the tribe as well regardless of their swimming ability.
SURVIVING WATER DAMAGE FARMINGTON
There are many steps a tribe can take to prepare for a flood. First of all, the housing of a tribe tends to be portable (e.g., tee-pees). Even if the housing of the tribe is not portable it is generally constructed out of low cost materials. For this reason it can be abandoned and rebuilt in a different location. For this reason the first step that a tribe can take to avoid the unhealthy aspects of a flood by being able to move from a flood prone location to higher ground. This would require knowledge of the flood before it actually happens.
If the tribe finds itself in the midst of a flood there are steps that can be taken by the tribe to mitigate any unhealthy impacts. Climbing a tree to get above the water line comes to mind as an effective way to avoid the unhealthy impact of the raging waters. This is an effective technique until the waters knock the tree over. But even if the tree gets knocked over if the tribe member can hang on to the tree as it is carried along by the flood water it is possible that the tribe member will be carried to safety.