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floodgate

noun allow in massive problems, circumvention, colossal opening, door, escape, exhaust, exit, inundation, means, moat, open faucet, open flood-hatch, open gate, opening, outlet, overflow, provide a wide opening, release, safety valve, spout, vent
Associated concepts: immigration, open the floodgates
See also: crossroad, outlet
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Residents and members of Warkworth Parish Council met with Environment Agency staff and the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee chairman Jon Hargreaves as they viewed the new defences and saw the flood gates in operation.
Northumberland County Councillor for Rothbury Steven Bridgett claimed the work was planned as water had seeped through "cracks" in the walls adjoining the flood gate in the 2012 event.
Not so far away, people in 22 properties in the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn, who also experienced flooding during the same incident, have received individual flood gates for their homes.
Products on show will range from simple flood gates which can be fixed across a front door to products designed to protect larger buildings or areas of housing.
Tenders are invited for Servicing, overhauling, greasing to the flood gates accessories, pulleys of osmansagar dam for pre -monsoon for the year 2015 under osmansagar section, o&m division no.
There will also be two new flood gates to allow vehicular access for grass cutting on the riverbank, as well as a ramp to allow wheelchair-friendly pedestrian access to the grassland.
Now Mr Blenkinsop has asked for clarifi-cation about the present arrangements for activating the village's flood gates after "the agency's contractors failed to do so" on September 6.
Officials will open the flood gates of the Morganza Spillway at one sparsely populated part of Louisiana to protect the bigger cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans to the South.
DMPC director Philip Meade said: "The introduction of Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) in April 2010 has really opened the flood gates.
If his save in the first half from Simon Haworth had gone in, the flood gates would have opened.
But flood prevention measures, including flood gates, meant that there was not a repeat of last year's destruction.