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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
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In this respect I urge everyone to help themselves and be prepared by signing up to the flood warning system.
Chief Engineer Irrigation Mohammad Nawaz gave briefing about previous history of the flood and flood fighting arrangements of the department.
The Flood Free Homes campaign, which is supported by Friends of the Earth, the National Flood Forum, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign and the Property Care Association's Flood Protection Group, aims to raise the issues of long-term flood defence investment and land and water management.
It is industry consensus and acceptable for a water-damage remediation technician or restorer to refer to water-damaged buildings as "flooded," whether or not the flood occurred from within or outside the building.
flood) lawsuits have tried to go straight at insurers and the flood exclusions, but they haven't gained any ground," said Ann Spragens, general counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
It may show areas where the flood plain is larger than they actually thought.
Updating and modernizing the Flood Insurance Rate maps to eliminate large discrepancies between what was mapped as the 100-year floodplain decades ago and what the 100-year floodplain is today.
Some teams of scientists assessing the effects of the flood stayed in place at specific river sites, but others followed the flood downstream.
When the flood waters are rising and the dam is about to burst, there are usually plenty of volunteer hands pitching in to fill and pile sandbags.
The impacts can be aggravated by the growth of built development in catchments and other changes in land use, by sediment movement changing river cross-sections, by the lack of maintenance of flood defences, and by the modification and diversion of rivers with structures which restrict flood flows to the river channel rather than allowing the flood plain to act as natural water storage during flood conditions.
The Army Corps of Engineers, the other great dam builder, did not get into the business in a big way until the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1944.