Many floods in Charlotte go unnoticed by people on the hills. Although it is devastating for those who do not find themselves in a safe spot or able to not worry about their homes or businesses flooding, there are more advanced technologies that will warn of chaotic weather and storms rolling into the town. They can take shelter with friends who may live on hills or in shelters placed around the city for the occasion that a flood was to happen as well as other natural disasters such as tornadoes or blizzards. They didn't have these things back then, and many people were surprised when a storm rolled in. The birds flew for shelter, and the people went places that they never thought they'd have to stay in for shelter during a storm. The signs of a dangerous storm are much clearer now, and safety precautions can be taken, and alarms can be sounded if needed to protect the community and the people within it. Although Charlotte did not get the worst of the flood of 1919, it was still devastating to the city. Many basements with personal belongings were flooded, and personal belonging could not be salvaged. If there were any sentimentally valued things, they'd be lost. The neighboring cities that got hit worse would, of course, experience a much more significant loss within businesses and personal homes that people fled to after a long day. Still, there is no doubt that this was a very devastating and scary experience for everyone within the proximities of the storm.