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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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For those which have been flooded in recent years, the potential risk of repeated future flooding is much more significant and could affect insurance premiums, the RICS says.
To some insurance adjusters, if you describe a building as being flooded, that means the building has to have flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in order to be covered.
The Marin County town of San Anselmo, north of San Francisco, suffered some $40 million in damages after a flooded creek inundated downtown with 4 feet of water, coating city streets with mud.
We always get that historical perspective from people regarding what their grandparents, dad, or aunt experienced, and how they lived in the same area for 20 or 30 years and it never flooded.
The trade-off Brower and the Sierra Club got in exchange was to stop dams that would have flooded nearby Dinosaur Canyon, and it is not clear that their choice was a bad one.
Only four of the several hundred along the flooded stretch improved dramatically.
Since 1988, FIRM maps have generally shown only one zone designation for areas flooded by the 100-year flood.
Some trees, such as upland oaks and hard maples, were prone to die," says Hershey, who has spent many hours afield evaluating flooded forests in the Mississippi River floodplain.
Of the six deaths indirectly related to the floods, two each were attributed to electrocutions that occurred during cleaning efforts in or while reentering a flooded residence or business, stress-induced cardiac arrests, and trauma from motor-vehicle crashes in which usual traffic patterns were diverted because of rising water.
In fact these days a business is more likely to be flooded than burnt down and some service providers estimate that flooding now accounts for nearly 10% of major business disruptions.