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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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However, severe inundations can wipe out fish populations, harm tourism and cause coastal dead zones.
With an average interval of more than 500 years and the last subduction zone quake striking 315 years ago, it's tempting to conclude that the Oregon Coast is in the midst of a period of relative safety, and that OSU's new building and other structures in the tsunami inundation zone are likely to stay dry for a century or more.
He added that the injection of steam inundation in the first Eocene
Under this scenario, the inundation and riverine flooding is expected in low-lying areas of Ghotki and Sukkur districts.
The team believes the ancient Egyptians observed the star from July 17 to 19, and the inundation period began 35 days later-on August 23.
abundance to lower levels by the parasitoids and partial or total parasitoid extinction may be a result of artificial inundation practices of both parasitoid species (Box 1956, this study).
Following the completion of the Visitor's Center in 1983, the Great Salt Lake flooded, destroying the building and damaging the ecosystem with the inundation of saltwater.
As he explained in Buente II, such provisions were "drawn quite broadly" with "the clear purpose of excluding damage caused by inundation.
Water inundation of acid sulfate lands could cause reduction in Eh value of the soils, which may have impacts on the stability of jarosite contained in acid sulfate soils.
The result would be the inundation of a whole string of lowlevel towns and cities in Britain.
Roger Luncheon said, "Guyana is currently experiencing unusually high seasonal rainfall which has, in the declared areas, caused widespread inundation, overwhelming flood control mechanisms in those areas and leading to the suffering of thousands of residents and profound disruption of their livelihood.