Now to put a finish on it , Tom - are your available
Two vaguely related things:
Some people think Noah's ark was a DNA bank rather than containing living animals. I find something vaguely plausible about that if you believe that the bible is allegory and myth rather than literal history and accept the glaring impracticality of all those animals together in one boat. You sort of need to introduce aliens with DNA knowledge and technology into the mix which might make it a bit wacko but... interesting theory anyway.
I saw on the Aljazeera news ticker moments ago that parts of Russia have just had the equivalent of 5 months of rain in 1 day. It's a real disaster. Death count is quite high.