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Flood

(flŭd),
Valentine, Irish anatomist and surgeon, 1800-1847. See: Flood ligament.

flood

(flŭd),
1. Synonym(s): flooding (1)
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge. Synonym(s): flooding (2)
[A.S. flōd]
A disaster caused by waters from torrential rains, overflow of rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs or dam collapse, resulting in a significant rise of water level above roads and habitated areas, resulting in loss of property and lives and the need to evacuate large segments of the population
Public health aspects of floods
Immediate Poor access to potable water, food, medication, hypothermia, drowning
Clean-up phase Exposure to sewage, sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in flood water, exposed and ‘live’ electrical lines, body fluid pathogens, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and hazardous materials
Clean-up protection clothing Hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, watertight boots with steel toes and insoles

flood

(flŭd)
1. To bleed profusely from the uterus, as after childbirth or in cases of menorrhagia.
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge.
[A.S. flōd]

flood

natural disaster important in the spread of animal disease and insects and disruption of quarantine areas.

flood fever
flood plain staggers
Australian (north-western New South Wales) syndrome caused by tunicaminyluracils produced in seedhead galls on Agrostis avenacea, the galls produced by Anguina funesta (grass nematodes) and infected by Clavibacter toxicus. Clinically the disease is characterized by convulsions precipitated by driving and often death during the convulsion. Hypermetric ataxia is characteristic in less severe cases. Cattle are most affected, sheep and horses less frequently.
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To protect homes, the Government must increase investment in flood defences from pounds 500million a year to pounds 750million, rising to pounds 1billion in the future, he added.
This series of weather events over the past two months has caused some quite serious damage to our flood defences.
People have told me that flood defences for Lustrum Beck have been discussed for more than a decade, but I am quietly confident that the vital need - as demonstrated by the impacts in 2012 - will finally be recognised.
A spokesperson for Denbighshire said they were working on a "position statement" that would clarify whether all the specified flood defence works were done on Glasdir.
THREE 100-year-old flood defences have been uncovered during work.
ABI's Jane Milne says: "We want to see greater use of flood prevention or reduction products, and encourage property owners to press their local authorities and MPs for better flood defences
A report into the recent storms indicated that our flood defence programme is working well, as despite the extreme weather that has battered Wales in the last three months, less than 1% of at risk homes in Wales have actually flooded.
We commissioned Natural Resources Wales to conduct a flood review following the December and January storms; it suggests that without the investment into flood defences over the past 10 years, the impact of the recent storms on coastal communities would have been considerably higher, with an increased risk of loss of life.
ASENIOR Conservative claims it was "remarkable" Britain's flood defences held to the extent they did, insisting the Government must review its repair budget.
MILLIONS of pounds will be spent improving flood defences in two Teesside areas.
He added that the Environment Agency had called for flood defence spending to be doubled during the next 25 years.
TWO more North Wales towns are to benefit from flood defence schemes thanks to pounds 13.