OK, so far.
> The flood, it seems, was the original impetus for building mud brick platforms
> that would serve as a means of survival in the case of flash floods which were
> a way of life in the flat alluvial plain. Andre Parrot counted 33 towers
> different cities.
11:4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower
that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and
not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
Nothing about avoiding floods here.
Scatterer at Large