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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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The agency has protected more people by improving the standard of flood protection for 100,000 households between 2003/04 and 2005/06, but the NAO report points out that since 2001 the general conditions of assets have not improved significantly, with 50 per cent of linear defences and 61 per cent of flood defence structures in good condition or better in 2007, down from 64 and 57 per cent.
The lack of an effective flood defence strategy in the UK means that much-needed improvements to many flood defences are hampered by bureaucracy, as well as underfunding.
The government agency's regional flood defence committee, made up largely of councillors, will meet in Solihull to discuss whether to agree to extra funding - which would ultimately come from council tax receipts.
The Cabinet member later claimed that "if you want flood defences, you vote Conservative" following exchanges with shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle.
Stan Gray, Blackhall Colliery, Co Durham So much for the flood defences #which were supposed to stop floods from causing such destruction.
We thought these new flood defences which they have spent all this time and money on were going to do the trick.
Councillor Alan Clark, Hull City Council s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: We are pleased to be working with the Environment Agency and other partners to deliver new flood defences are across the Humber in a structured and focused way which supports the protection of people, property and businesses.
Addressing environment minister Rory Stewart, he said: "Insurance companies are suddenly ignoring the PS23m flood defence system in Morpeth in my constituency, telling residents that it is 'irrelevant.
7m is set to be invested into flood defences in St Asaph between 2016-18, protecting 548 homes, while Dolgellau is receiving PS5.
If flooding is predicted, it will mean teams will be able to put the temporary flood defences into place much quicker.
The survey of 2,500 people by YouGov for the ABI found that flood defences topped the list of environmental issues that should attract Government spending, with more than a third (36%) saying it was the most important recipient of funding.
FLOOD defences saved 75,000 homes from flooding a year ago when storms and tidal surges battered coastal areas, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said.