A friend and I talked on the phone recently, and he read Matthew 24:36-38 from 3 different versions of the Bible. The various renderings indicated that the citizenry were not aware of a coming judgment nor did they suspect anything, giving rise to the thought: what did Noah preach (if anything)?
Likewise, were people in areas far removed from Noah's alleged ark building apprised of his monumental feat? That this is all a tall tale I recognize. Just trying to get inside the box of fundie thinking ...