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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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Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Police and the Environment Agency worked together both over the course of the floods and during the recovery process.
Most of the developments are fully aware of the flood insurance requirements by FEMA," Owu said.
After the flood, nets snared only 114 juveniles of the species.
Using a leaf blower, air is inflated into the empty 45-kilogram module, then the air is forced out with water pumped in directly from the flood source to weigh the bag down.
This process is exemplified by the situation in the lower Thames catchment, where the towns of Staines, Datchet, and Wraysbury extended onto the flood plain.
The NFIP was created by Congress in 1968 with the passage of the National Flood Insurance Act and was further defined by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973.
How did the flood affect trees, forests, and forestry operations in the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri river basins?
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) joined with local and federal flood agencies to announce that the flood protection has been achieved in keeping with the Governor's directive.
The flood insurance requirement is transferred to any new owner of the address and continues for as long as the address exists.
Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 all Lead Local Flood Authorities in Wales are required to develop, maintain and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management in their area.