Harvey, Irma, Jose ...and Noah

Gianni Pena, 18, paddles a canoe through the flood waters surrounding his family's home in the Hills of Santa Fe neighborhood in Gainesville, Fla., on Tuesday.

Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?

People have been asking that question for thousands of years, and telling stories that try to make sense of natural disasters. These flood myths are remarkably similar to one another.