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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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8 million by 2021 to reduce flood risk to even more people and properties across the county.
They will help businesses and residents to understand their risk of flooding and ensuring those in floodrisk areas are signed up to receive free flood warnings.
He was presiding over a meeting to review the flood fighting arrangements in Faisalabad division at Commissioner Office here.
But now the industry and the UK Government have created a scheme called Flood Re which aims to help families find cover they can afford.
He added: "UK documentary records and old flood deposits dating back hundreds of years indicate that these floods are not unprecedented, which means we are grossly underestimating flood risk and endangering people's lives.
But what some property owners might not know is where their property falls on a flood hazard map, better known as a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
FLOOD defence spending must rise to PS1bn a year over the next decade to cope with the rising threat of flooding, insurers and campaigners have urged.
Community work against flooding RESILIENCE in the context of our flood risk is best seen as a local community matter, served by wider stakeholders in flood resilience.
While the chances for most of these properties of being flooded in any one year remains small, the damage and disruption caused if a flood occurs is very serious.
with Nicky Burridge, personal finance correspondent INSURERS have seen flood claims triple during the past decade following a rise in severe weather, a trade body said.
ISLAMABAD, August 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): River Indus is flowing in exceptionally high flood with steady condition at Guddu and in very high flood with rising trend at Sukkur.
Flood Plan UK, produced by insurance company Norwich Union, will provide practical advice, a forum for flood victims and experts to share experiences and a Community Flood Planning Guide which sets out how to create a local plan.