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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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With this new knowledge, "we can figure out which areas are going to have significant inundation [after a tsunami]," Kaihatu says, which is important for education and hazard mitigation, as the study indicates that the area behind an island may be more threatening than previously believed.
The pyroclastic flow inundation area after the 2010 eruption of Sinabung volcano is estimated as 0.872 [km.sup.2] (red in Figure 4(d)).
What has been established from the 1945 tsunami, falls short of what is needed today for ground-truthing, inundation models, estimating risk to enlarged populations, and anchoring awareness campaigns.
However, severe inundations can wipe out fish populations, harm tourism and cause coastal dead zones.
Much of the settlement on the coasts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia is within the tsunami inundation zone, and building in vulnerable areas continues even as awareness of earthquake risks has grown.
In addition to her work on STWAVE and wave dynamics, Smith has also made contributions to better predictive and descriptive capabilities of hurricane inundation for island environments.
The water level variation induced by high winds of Soulik varies from -0.1 to 0.15 m, with the maximum water level increase appearing on the left hand side of typhoon track, which is caused by the wind setup, near the landing place (Figure 4), causing inundation in the coasts.
RAWALPINDI -- The poor sanitation system and clogged drainages in Sadiqabad located in Rawalpindi is causing inundation of water lying on the roads.
In 2050, approximately 0.4 percent of the Beira study area's GDP is vulnerable to permanent inundation due to sea level rise, and 0.8 percent is vulnerable to periodic storm surge damage.
Government emergency official Soe Tun says heavy rains over the last few weeks caused the inundation which has primarily affected the country's southern delta region.
results of the steam inundation project at Wafra field are so promising.
AVITAL flood defence scheme for a Northumberland town looks set to be delayed, sparking fears of a repeat of a disastrous inundation two years ago.