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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]
References in classic literature ?
That flood was no more than comes every five years-- a handful of drowned strangers, some chickens, and a dead bullock in muddy water with cross-currents.
When the river rose they rose also in companies from the shoals they had rested upon; and the falling flood dragged them with it across the fields and through the Jungle by the long hair.
The tide flooded smoothly under the full moon, and Saxon recognized the points they passed--the Transit slip, Sandy Beach, the shipyards, the nail works, Market street wharf.
Major floods during the past decade have included the flooding during the summer of 2007, which cost the insurance industry pounds 3bn, as well as the 2005 floods in Carlisle and last year's problems in Cumbria, which cost pounds 272m and pounds 174m respectively.
HOME OWNERS are being urged to create plans in case of floods. Environment Agency Wales is encouraging communities across Wales to work together.
Even though floods are part of nature, it is neither technically feasible nor economically viable to prevent all properties from flooding.
Tom Williams, cabinet member for highways, transportation and engineering at Caerphilly council, said it was important for the public to understand how the council is working hard to prevent the significant damage that floods can cause, with its draft strategy aiming to highlight areas most at risk.
We were flooded in the Towyn floods of 1990 and our daughter's family home was flooded in St Asaph 2012: now as recent chief flood warden for Kinmel Bay and working with partners in NRW, Town and County Council, emergency services and others we are trying to assist community flood resilience.
"Last winter's floods highlighted the trauma and devastation flooding brings.
Before Three Gorges Dam China used to get devastating floods every ten years.