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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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It comes a year after parts of the UK were hit by devastating flooding as the country was battered by a series of extreme winter storms.
Community resilience however involves more than attempted flood prevention and emergency response; resilience is the community's ability to plan for flooding so the impact is minimised and to bounce back through a recovery process that itself is often the greatest life trauma.
The Minister will also visit Triangle Wood Caravan Park, which has developed a flood plan for the site that advises on the actions people should take during a flooding emergency.
A risk-based approach to flood and coastal risk management is essential to limit the distress, damage and loss of life that flooding can cause.
Environment Agency chief executive Paul Leinster said: "Climate change will mean that the number of people at high risk of flooding could rise from 1.
Flooding can cost householders on average pounds 28,000 -30 times more than the cost of a burglary.
Assuming a property won't flood is risky, considering everyone lives in varying degrees of a flood zone--ranging from less than 1 percent of flooding each year to a 26 percent chance of flooding over the life of a 30-year mortgage, according to information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Along Los Angeles County's beaches, county and city fire departments used bulldozers to push up sand berms to keep high tides and waves from flooding coastal areas.
Floods happen in all 50 states and homeowners insurance covers many hazards, but flooding is not one of them.
In August 2002, parts of central Europe experienced unprecedented flooding after record rains fell upon saturated soils and brimming reservoirs.
It's a clear, calm night--no storms, no wind, no unusual weather of any kind--but Venice's Piazza San Marco is flooding.
THE rainfall in October 2000 was exceptional in its intensity, quantity and severity causing widespread flooding across Wales.