Polar icecaps had melted, oceans swelled. A deluge that would wipe out all of earth’s surface now appeared certain on the third day.
The politicians and the elected representatives of people demanded shelter in the deep underground bunkers provisioned for long stay during a nuclear holocaust.
The business men ordered their space rockets to be readied for a blast off.
The priests said it was just as in the scriptures and it was never too late to pray and ensure their place in the Heavens.
The stock-brokers advised his clients to sell off all their holdings and buy into real-estate firms as a huge upsurge was expected in construction activities once the waters subsided.
At a remote border post, the army sergeant called his downcast troops and said:
“We still have 72 hours.
Let’s train ourselves to live under water.”