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flood

(Abundance), noun a sufficiency, affluence, ampleness, amplitude, an ample amount, an ample supple, avalanche, bonanza, bounteousness, bountifulness, bumper crop, copiousness, full measure, fullness, generosity, glut, great abundance, landslide, lavishness, much, outpouring, overbrim, overburden, overcharge, overflow, overload, plenty, plethora, profusion, saturation, superabundance, surfeit

flood

(Deluge), noun avalanche, burst of rain, cloudburst, downfall, downpour, drenching rain, driving rain, groundwater, heavy rain, heavy shower, inundation, massive amounts of rain, massive amounts of raising grounddater, pelting rain, pouring rain, rainfall, rainstorm, rainwater, raising water, sheets of rain, spurt of rain, storm, streams of rain, thundershower, thunderstorm, torrent of rain, torrential downpour, torrential rain
Associated concepts: National Flood InsuranceProgram
See also: assemblage, cataclysm, immerse, inundate, load, outflow, overcome, overload, overwhelm, plethora, spate
References in periodicals archive ?
Dr Jean Venables, boss of the Institute of Civil Engineers, said: "In many areas, the flood defences have been designed but are waiting to go forward.
Mr Lucas, 27, said the culvert was one of the main elements of flood defences protecting the estate.
Experts from Tyne & Wear Museums Archaeology moved into investigate a sandstone surface that was uncovered during excavations for the new flood defences.
Key decisions on flood defences and flood management rest with the Government.
In fact, because of our strong flood defences over 99% of coastal properties and agricultural land at risk of flooding were protected.
Mr Paterson countered by suggesting 97% of flood defences were judged to be in a good condition in November 2013.
There is a team of people working on this now and I am sure they will have some brilliant ideas on how it will be spent and how we can move forward with our flood defences.
HUNDREDS of thousands of homes could become uninsurable and unmortgageable if the Government cuts spending on flood defences, the AA has warned.
4m flood defence scheme to protect Tywyn, Gwynedd, was given the green light as a result of new funding.
READING that the Government has cut flood defence spending by PS116million (Mirror, Dec 8) is like rubbing salt in a wound for those poor people affected by the floods.
This new flood defence at Albert Dock will reduce the flood risk of future tidal flooding and reassure nearby residents and businesses that their properties are safer.
Addressing environment minister Rory Stewart, he said: "Insurance companies are suddenly ignoring the PS23m flood defence system in Morpeth in my constituency, telling residents that it is 'irrelevant.