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Synonyms for flood

Synonyms for flood

an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

something suggestive of running water

to affect as if by an outpouring of water

to come or go in large numbers

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the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam

a large flow

the act of flooding

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the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)

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fill quickly beyond capacity

supply with an excess of

become filled to overflowing

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Flood defences in St Asaph were checked, and the city still flooded, so it is not clear that checks would have prevented Glasdir flooding.
Jon McKelvey, senior keeper of field archaeology for TWM Archaeology, said: "We believe the weir is identical to others built as flood defences in the area, some of which were probably constructed by the Earl of Derwentwater in the late 17th or early 18th century.
Britain's biggest insurer, the Norwich Union, is also campaigning for better flood defences.
We continued to invest in flood defences at a time when these were being cut in England.
The Cabinet member later claimed that "if you want flood defences, you vote Conservative" following exchanges with shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle.
The Government is committed to taking forward the findings of the Pitt Review to improve our flood defences and preventing unnecessary building in all areas of high flood risk.
9m flood defence scheme to protect Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, was also given the go ahead after Environment Minister Jane Davidson announced the WAG is to provide pounds 1.
They are quietly spending billions on the unwanted and unnecessary High Speed 2 rail link when priorities such as flood defence, the NHS and police funding have been cut.
An official visit to mark completion of new flood defences at Albert Dock in Hull will take place on Tuesday December 1.
INSURANCE companies are branding new PS23m flood defences in a Northumberland town "irrelevant," an MP has claimed as they continue to charge residents huge premiums.
Although there's welcome news that 500 homes in St Asaph will be protected under a new flood defence scheme in 2017-8, that still leaves many thousands without that security.
FLOOD defence spending must rise to PS1bn a year over the next decade to cope with the rising threat of flooding, insurers and campaigners have urged.
CARDIFF residents are among the first in the UK to have access to a new flood defence range to protect their homes.
But flood defence spending is 12 per cent below what it was in the last spending review period, with a gap opening up of PS860 million between what has been pledged for 2011-2015 and what is needed to keep the same number of properties protected.
But flood defence spending is 12 percent below what it was in the last spending review period, with a gap opening up of 860 million pounds between what has been pledged for 2011-2015 and what is needed to keep the same number of properties protected.