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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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Britain's biggest insurer, the Norwich Union, is also campaigning for better flood defences.
If it is not forthcoming it will mean unwelcome delays in flood defence improvements and a reduced standard of maintenance.
Miss McIntosh told Mr Paterson: "I think it is remarkable that the flood defences held to the extent that they did [with] the battering the country has seen.
Our flood defences need to be strengthened to prevent such disasters in the future.
Of the flood defences, he added: "The flood defences have been upgraded recently but because of the severe and unusual nature of the rainfall, even though they have been improved, unfortunately the level of the water in the river means that they have been overtopped.
Guy Shrubsole, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner, said: "With climate change pushing up flood risk, it's vital that the Government ramps up its investment in flood defences and stops building homes on floodplains.
Despite the flood defences, the storm surges saw 300 homes flooded with Aberystwyth and Borth in Ceredigion among the places worst affected.
She said that when the flood defences, which are being installed in front of her home are closed, they will block access to her front door.
But in Bewdley flood defences protected homes, although rising water forced the closure of the town's bridge.
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.
Summary: Hundreds of people are being evacuating from their homes in North Wales after a river burst past flood defences.
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.
UNWANTED Christmas trees are being used to provide flood defences and protect river banks from erosion.
Nearly 500,000 people face a significant flood risk, and the ABI warned this figure could rise to 840,000 by 2035 without adequate investment in flood defences.
George Osborne said money for flood defences was being made a priority but it was not enough to spare it from budget cuts at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, which saw an overall slash in funding of 29 per cent.