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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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The current flood defences were constructed in the 1960s and in some places their effectiveness has been reduced as areas along the river have been altered or redeveloped.
Even with new flood defences in place, the risk of flooding can never entirely be removed.
Councillors Matt Bennett and Deirdre Alden (both Con Edgbaston) said that, while the flood defence was welcome, the student flats were out of keeping with the remainder of the Pebble Mill site which was dedicated to medical uses including the new Dental Hospital.
FLOOD defences costing PS4million and designed to protect more than 100 Birmingham homes hit earlier this summer are set to be approved by councillors this week.
THE South East is to receive five times more money per person for flood defences in the coming years than the North East, figures suggest.
Cameron said he has seen the devastation caused by flooding, and the work of repairing and improving flood defences is vital.
The AM praised plans for increased flood defences in St Asaph, a city at the centre of devastating floods in 2012, but said thousands of homes across the region remained vulnerable.
3bn of investment in flood defences and GBP15bn of road improvements, is for the government to master-plan, directly commission, build and even sell homes.
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said: "Flood protection is vital and under our plans 116 projects across the region, including the new flood defence scheme in Greatham South and Port Clarence, will bring peace of mind to residents and businesses.
But spending on flood defences fell in the last financial year, the first full year since the spending review, from PS354 million on new projects in 2010/2011 to PS259 million in 2011/2012.
LONDON, July 11 (KUNA) -- More than half a million homes and businesses will be at "significant" risk of flooding in the future without more investment in flood defences, the UK Government's advisers on climate change have warned.
Environment minister Elliot Morley launched a pilot scheme to look at the possibility of giving financial help to homeowners in flood-prone areas where there are no flood defences.