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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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This will identify the areas that are most at risk and look at the best way to prevent further flooding in these locations in future - for example, by installing or replacing flood defences.
Half of the PS4 million cost of flood defences will be raised through the student flats and this will be matched with contributions from the water and environment authorities.
Half of the PS4million cost of flood defences will be raised through the student flats and this will be matched with contributions from the water and environment authorities.
1 billion described as spending in "England", part of which is PS120 million earmarked for additional flood defences in areas including York, the Calder Valley and Cumbria.
The new funding package will fix flood defences and make them more resilient to further bad weather, he added.
That means ensuring we have proper flood defences in the most vulnerable areas and that planning guidance must take into account the added risk of building on flood plains.
5m in Somerset on flood defences over the coming six years, which is expected to benefit 7,000 properties.
NEW flood defences to protect vulnerable Teesside communities look set to go ahead.
Floods are likely to become more common as the climate changes and increases the chances of extreme weather, and the Environment Agency has warned it needs a year-on-year increase of PS20 million for flood defences on top of inflation to maintain the current level of protection.
At the same time an increasing number of homes and businesses are being built on the flood plain, with 40,000 properties constructed without community flood defences in the past decade - putting them at a significant risk of flooding.
John Fitzsimons, regional flood defence manager for the Environment Agency in the West Midlands, said it was likely that the funding for flood defences in this country will change.