Cities bridging major rivers will universally have problems during the pole shift, due to torrential and almost continuous rain during and following the pole shift and the backwash caused by sloshing in the oceans and seas. Flooding is often considered a slow and almost benign rising of the water, but when the rise is sudden and the press behind the wave unending, a different scenario unfolds. City streets, lined by buildings, will funnel the water so that it spews beyond the cities into the surrounding suburbs, a type of tidal bore. Thus, those who have considered themselves safe from flooding can find themselves faced with angry roiling water, far from the river banks. The rebellious potential of water should be well considered by those wanting to survive the coming cataclysms.