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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 Flood Free Homes campaign, which is supported by Friends of the Earth, the National Flood Forum, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign and the Property Care Association's Flood Protection Group, aims to raise the issues of long-term flood defence investment and land and water management.
Most of the developments are fully aware of the flood insurance requirements by FEMA," Owu said.
Some teams of scientists assessing the effects of the flood stayed in place at specific river sites, but others followed the flood downstream.
In south west Wales the floods were caused by the sheer volume of surface water and the effect of ordinary watercourse flooding and in mid Wales properties on the flood plain were flooded many from river sources, as well as surface water.
The National Flood Warning Centre supports the Agency's operational flood warning teams in the eight regions and 26 areas who deliver the flood warning service locally.
When the flood waters are rising and the dam is about to burst, there are usually plenty of volunteer hands pitching in to fill and pile sandbags.
The Army Corps of Engineers, the other great dam builder, did not get into the business in a big way until the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1944.
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.
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.
flood) lawsuits have tried to go straight at insurers and the flood exclusions, but they haven't gained any ground," said Ann Spragens, general counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.