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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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If you do not have flood insurance and your home is flooded, you may qualify for a low-interest disaster loan.
In 1996, San Marco was flooded by high water on more than 80 occasions.
Team members must transform these elements into a story, which they present through icons on a map of flooded Buenos Aires.
Some 746 properties were flooded in these areas alone with Ruthin suffering flooding on three separate occasions.
Flood defences protected many properties but disruption was caused to transport as roads and railways flooded.
The trade-off Brower and the Sierra Club got in exchange was to stop dams that would have flooded nearby Dinosaur Canyon, and it is not clear that their choice was a bad one.
Only four of the several hundred along the flooded stretch improved dramatically.
Some trees, such as upland oaks and hard maples, were prone to die," says Hershey, who has spent many hours afield evaluating flooded forests in the Mississippi River floodplain.
Similarly, business owners found they had no coverage for loss of income when civil authorities closed off their flooded neighborhoods, preventing their customers from reaching them.
Last winter, dozens of homes, businesses and garages - even the Quartz Hill library - flooded during a series of storms.