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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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Large bur and white oaks on dry upland soil, for example, were flooded for the first time in their long lives.
Flooding from heavy rains that occurred periodically from late September through early November contributed to 16 additional deaths: 14 were motor-vehicle-related, and two occurred when rising waters from the Missouri River flooded homes.
The filing cabinets were completely flooded, desks were overturned and computer equipment completely ruined.
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.
Some 746 properties were flooded in these areas alone with Ruthin suffering flooding on three separate occasions.
In flooded areas, dewatering pumps from Flygt and Marlow are necessary to clear sites from muddy water.
During the December 2013 floods, approximately 80 homes in the Barden Road and Danvers Road area of Tonbridge were flooded.
Hillside residents are facing drainage problems, and even residents on flat land have seen their properties get flooded.
E[acute accent]--If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go back.
It think it's horrible and I blame it on all the recent development,'' said Quartz Hill Town Council President Ed Frommer, who had to put sandbags around his home and whose neighbors' yards and horse corrals were flooded.