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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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One of the areas the flood alleviation scheme will focus on is the existing flood defences in the town, and how these can be improved.
7km of flood defences using a combination of flood walls and embankments, along the banks of the River Dane and River Weaver.
A report to the council's planning committee said: "The uses (for student accommodation) would provide the PS2 million match funding to the Environment Agency that would allow delivery of the PS4 million flood defence scheme and would removed approximately 115 private residential properties that were severely flooded in June from future flood events.
Councillors Matt Bennett and Deirdre Alden (both Con Edgbaston) have said that, while the flood defence is welcome, the student flats are out of keeping with the remainder of the Pebble Mill site which is dedicated to medical uses including the new Dental Hospital.
South East to get biggest share of flood defence cash
David Cameron's attempt to reassure the public that his government was doing everything it can to protect communities rang hollow as people living in affected regions lambasted the Conservatives for cutting flood defences to the bone, against warnings by the FBU union and many other groups.
dollars) to improve flood defences and deal with the aftermath of Storm Eva.
3m worth of flood defence cash, safeguarding more than 300 properties.
HM Treasury on Tuesday reported that the British government has launched the National Infrastructure Plan 2014, which includes a new approach to housing, investment in flood defences and road improvements.
3bn flood defence programme announced as part of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
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.
PEOPLE living in homes at risk of flooding could get government cash for DIY home flood defence.
Back in 1998, the Agriculture Select Committee (2) called for a better balance between local decision-making and efficient and consistent flood defence policy in England and Wales.
Peter Luff, Conservative MP for Mid-Worcester, added: 'It is a good idea because there are small-scale flood defence schemes which the Environment Agency can't fund because technically they are not big enough for them.