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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 could potentially include the construction or replacement of flood defence walls and/or earth embankments along the River Calder and Clifton Beck and upstream storage at Wellholme Park.
Councillors Matt Bennett and Deirdre Alden (both Con Edgbaston) said that, while the flood defence was welcome, the student flats were out of keeping with the remainder of the Pebble Mill site which was dedicated to medical uses including the new Dental Hospital.
Councillors Matt Bennett and Deirdre Alden (both Con Edgbaston) have said that, while the flood defence is welcome, the student flats are out of keeping with the remainder of the Pebble Mill site which is dedicated to medical uses including the new Dental Hospital.
Floods Minister Therese Coffey said: "It is fantastic to see Corbridge's critical flood defences being strengthened, showing how determined we are not just to protect the town but the North East.
3 billion in flood defences in the six years to 2021 to protect the whole nation from flooding, a real terms increase on the PS1.
And that's why this work to repair and improve flood defences is so vital," Cameron said in the statement.
However, the 40 million pounds package has been accused of a "short-term" solution, while British government is also blamed for cutting down flood defence spending in the past few years, which had left large parts of Britain in danger.
Although there's welcome news that 500 homes in St Asaph will be protected under a new flood defence scheme in 2017-8, that still leaves many thousands without that security.
Despite the flood defences, the storm surges saw 300 homes flooded with Aberystwyth and Borth in Ceredigion among the places worst affected.
Meanwhile, more than 120 properties will be protected from non-tidal river flooding as a result of a new flood defence scheme at Lustrum Beck in Stockton - the construction of which is already under way.
5m in Somerset on flood defences over the coming six years, which is expected to benefit 7,000 properties.
But spending on flood defences fell in the last financial year, the first full year since the spending review, from PS354 million on new projects in 2010/2011 to PS259 million in 2011/2012.