Biblical View of Earth HistoryGenesis 7 establishes that there was a global flood as it reads, "And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered. Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered." The waters covered the planet for a year until Noah, his wife, and their sons and daughters-in-law were finally able to leave the ark and start to repopulate the Earth. We're not told explicitly how the Earth was affected, but we can imagine. Many of the geologic features resulting from the flood were not the result of long slow processes, but rapid catastrophic events.