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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 ?
Speedy decisions and action are urgently required to improve flood defences.
John Fitzsimons, regional flood defence manager, said: ``It is vital local authorities take on board the need to meet targets set by the independent report.
Some 140 properties have been flooded in Wales while flood defences are said to have protected around one million properties.
Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for slashing funding for flood defences by PS116million this year as Cumbria suffered record rainfall and devastating floods.
That has caused our flood defences to be overtopped.
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.
Although there's welcome news that 500 homes in St Asaph will be protected under a new flood defence scheme in 2017-8, that still leaves many thousands without that security.
Sara Pearson, Operational Delivery team leader for Natural Resources Wales, said: "The flooding of 2012 brought misery to the lives of hundreds of people in St Asaph and these temporary flood defences can provide an added level of protection.
The campaign is calling for spending of PS1bn a year on flood defences by 2025, a zero tolerance approach to inappropriate new developments in flood-risk areas and cross-party political consensus on long term solutions for tackling flooding.
Jeremy Parr, NRW's head of flood risk management, said that without flood defences last January's storms would have caused PS3bn of damage and devastated thousands of livelihoods.
WORK to build flood defences in a Cardiff village is dividing opinion among residents - with one upset that it could restrict access to her home.
The Environment Agency (EA) said it had repaired 350 flood defences to ensure protection for 115,000 property owners affected by the wettest winter on record.