A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
(1) Period when tide level is rising; often taken to mean the flood current which occurs during this period. (2) A flow above the carrying capacity of a channel.
Covers damages caused by the temporary and accidental of the ground by water as a consequence of a deviation or overflow or rupture of retaiting walls of rivers, channels, lakes, dams, and other currents or deposits water, either natural or artificial. Flooding is not covered when it is caused by: Obstruction, inadequacy, deficiencies, rupture, or any other causes in the drainage Subsoil waters that cause infiltration or fractures in the foundations of the floors or the walls of the house. Natural rising of the tide. Spill from fire fighting equipment (sprinklers) Flooding caused by failing to close or leaks in faucets.
The most widespread natural disaster. Floods are caused by storms, melting snow and ice, hurricanes, and water backup due to inadequate or overloaded drainage systems, dam or levee failure, etc. According to the NFIP, at least two adjacent properties must be under water to classify the situation as a flood. In rural areas, at least 2 acres of the land must be submerged.
Inundation of a land surface that is not normally submerged by water from quick change in the level of a water body like a lake, stream, or ocean.
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of dry land caused by the overflow of the natural boundaries of a body of water or the unusual and rapid accumulation of surface water runoff. Some insurance policies that include flood as a covered peril only insure against damage caused by overflow of the natural boundaries of a body of water, but other policies also may insure against surface water losses.
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from overflow of inland or tidal waters, unusual or rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters, or mudslides/mudflows caused by accumulation of water (FEMA definition). See also flash flood.
A flood occurs when water inundates (covers) land which is normally dry. To top
One of three Immortal brothers from the Department of Heavenly Waters. See also Thunder and Lightning.
Relatively high river or creek flows, which overtop the natural or artificial banks, and inundate floodplains and/or coastal inundation resulting from super elevated sea levels and/or waves overtopping coastline defences.
Any time two or more normally dry residential or commercial lots are inundated by water. Back
An event during which the volume of water in a stream becomes so great that it covers areas outside the stream's normal channel.
Flow of immaculum from the crucible.
An overflowing of a body of water from its normal boundaries, so that land usually dry is covered with water. May be a regular occurrence (sometimes even desirable for farming) or a disaster, if severe.
stream flow so high that it cannot be accommodated within the stream channel and must spread over the banks to the adjacent floodplain
An overflow of water onto land that normally is dry.
An overflow of water onto lands that are normally above local water levels. Can be caused by stream discharge exceeding the capacity of the stream channel, storm winds and reduced pressure drawing water from a lake or ocean onto the coastline, dam failure, lake level increase, local drainage problems or other reasons.
riverine flooding occurs when a river overflows its banks from heavy rainfall events, snowmelt, ice jams, landslides, or dam failures. Coastal flooding results when water surpasses its tide line. Flood problems can be exacerbated by human activities such as land drainage, river channelization, and deforestation.
when water flows across land that is normally dry.
The application of irrigation water where the entire surface of the soil is covered by ponded water.
An overflow or inundation that comes from a river or other body of water (Barrows, 1948, p. 4) and causes or threatens damage. Any relatively high streamflow overtopping the natural or artificial banks in any reach of a stream (Leopold and Maddock, 1954, p. 249-251).
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
a large flow
the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
a body of water that comes over dry land and carries topsoil away and leaves the land bare
a great overflow of water covering large areas and one of the natural disasters
a high flow or overflow of water from a river or similar body of water, occurring over a period of time too long to be
a high water level or an overflow of water in a river, stream, drainage ditch or some other body of water
a high water level that overflows the natural (or artificial) banks or levees along any portion of a stream
a huge flow of water over land that is usually dry
a natural, artificial or human caused event categorized by an overflow of water, a span of water or a deluge
a natural event for rivers, streams and coastal areas
a natural event, which results in too much water in the wrong place
an overflow of water which causes all lying below it to disappear and cleanses all that was previously filthy
a progressive rise in the water level of streams or rivers, which may result in overflowing
a river's overflow that causes economic and social losses
a special type of catastrophe that makes water, normally our best friend, into a terrible, desolating enemy
water, usually from a river or sea, which overflows and covers land that is normally dry
Flood damage is never covered under a homeowners policy including a rain-flooded basement. If your property is located in an area that requires this coverage, you can obtain coverage for most properties through the National Flood Insurance Program. Any licensed property insurance agent or broker can help you get this coverage. Overflow or accidental discharge of water from within your residence may be covered.
Significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region.
the overflow of water onto normally dry land.
a period of above average rain with excess water encroaching on the land. flow: move smoothly.
A general and temporary condition of: 1) partial or complete inundation of normally dry land resulting from the overflow of inland and/or coastal waters; and 2) the unusual accumulation of waters from any source.
Flood conditions can make a normally easy river very dangerous.
a condition that occurs when water overflows the natural or artificial confines of a stream or river; the water also may accumulate by drainage over low-lying areas.
Where a river overspills its banks and spreads out on the valley floor.
The temporary inundation of lands normally dry; any waters escaping from a creek or river.
The filling with water of a normally dry area of land caused by an increased water level in a stream, river or drainage ditch or by the ponding of rainwater.
The condition that occurs when water overflows the artificial or natural boundaries of a stream, river, or other body of water. Also issued for the ponding of water at or near where the rain is falling or has fallen. The term may also be used to alert the public of non life threatening flooding of small streams, streets, storm drains and low lying urban areas. It may also be used if small streams in rural areas reach or exceed bankfull.
A temporary submersion, partial or complete, of ordinarily dry land by water or mud. Floods are typically caused by an overflow of waters, whether inland, tidal or from any accumulated runoff from any source. Flood is excluded under a typical homeowner's insurance policy.
Any relatively high streamflow that overflows the natural or artificial banks of a stream.
A lake, stream, or other body of water that flows over its natural confining boundaries. During a flood, water flows out over land not normally covered with water.
The inundation of a normally dry area caused by an increased water level in an established watercourse, such as a river, stream or drainage ditch; or may also be the ponding of water at or near the point where the rain fell. Flash Flood - A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, and occurring generally less than 6 hours after the causative event. A dam failure may also cause a flash flood depending on the time period of the break.
the temporary inundation of normally dry land areas resulting from the overflowing of the natural or artificial confines of a river or other body of water.
A temporary covering of land by water outside its normal confines.
A flood is an overflow or inundation that comes from a river or other body of water and causes or threatens damage. It can be any relatively high streamflow overtopping the natural or artificial banks in any reach of a stream . It is also a relatively high flow as measured by either gauge height or discharge quantity.
An event where there is an excessive accumulation of water on a property.
A rise in water level of a creek, stream, or river that results in water overflowing into the surrounding basin; usually caused by heavy rain, snowmelt, or a combination of the two.
the movement of water toward the land and away from the sea; the rising of the water level from low tide to high tide.
The inundation of a normally dry area caused by high flow, or overflow of water in an established watercourse, such as a river, stream, or drainage ditch; or ponding of water at or near the point where the rain fell. This is a duration type event with a slower onset than flash flooding, normally greater than 6 hours.
(1) An overflow of inland or tidal waves, (2) unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters, (3) mudslides, (4) excessive erosion along the shore of a lake or any other body of water, or (5) erosion or undermining exceeding its anticipated cyclical levels.
An overflow onto land not normally covered by water and that is used or usable by man. Floods have two essential characteristics: The inundation of land is temporary; and the land is adjacent to and inundated by overflow from a playa lake, or an overflow route between successive playas.
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of inland or tidal waters or from the unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source.
a rising and overflowing of a body of water, esp. onto normally dry land. A flash flood is a sudden flood which can sweep away property, automobiles and people in seconds. Flash floods kill more people in the US than tornadoes and lightning combined.
The outgoing tide and it's associated curents.
the condition that occurs when water rises and overflows the natural or artificial confines of a body of water on to normally dry land, or accumulates in low-lying areas
A temporary condition caused by the accumulation of runoff from any source, which exceeds the capacity of a natural or man-made drainage system and results in inundation of normally dry land areas.
To drive oil from a reservoir into a well by injecting water under pressure into the reservoir formation. See water flood.
Overflowing by water of the normal confines of a stream or other body of water, or accumulation of water by drainage over areas which are not normally submerged.
High flow, overflow or inundation of a normally dry area which causes or threatens damage.
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from (1) overflow of inland or tidal waters, (2) the unusual accumulation and runoff of surface waters from any source, or (3) abnormal, flood-related erosion and undermining of shorelines. Flood also means inundation from mud flows caused by accumulations of water on or under the ground, as long as the mud flow and not a landslide is the proximate cause of loss.
A temporary rise in flow or stage of any watercourse or stormwater conveyance system that results in stormwater runoff exceeding its normal flow boundaries and inundating adjacent, normally dry areas
(p) - refers to normally dry areas which have temporarily been covered in whole or in part by overflowing inland or tidal waters, rapid run-off of surface waters (such as heavy rains), mud (flows or slides) or waters present due to the collapse or subsidence of shores. However, the collapse or subsidence must be due to the action of water, such as erosion.
A condition that occurs when water overflows the natural or artificial confines of a stream or body of water, or accumulates by drainage over low lying areas.
An overflow of water onto lands that are used or usable by man and not normally covered by water. Floods have two essential characteristics: The inundation of land is temporary; and the land is adjacent to and inundated by overflow from a river, stream, lake, or ocean.
the covering or submerging by water of land that is usually dry
the submerging with water of a normally dry area
The watery inundation during the time of Noah that destroyed all life on earth, except for Noah and the representative sample of created things that survived in the ark (Genesis 6-9). See Chapter 1.
A flood is a natural disaster caused by too much rain or water in a location, and could be caused by many different sets of conditions. Floods can be caused by prolonged rainfall from a storm, including thunderstorms, rapid melting of large amounts of snow, or rivers which swell from excess precipitation upstream and cause widespread damage to areas downstream. A river which floods particularly often is the Huang He in China, and a particularly damaging flood was the Great Flood of 1993.
a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or of two or more properties from: overflow of inland or tidal waters; unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source; or a mudflow (FEMA)
the overflow of too much water onto an area that is normally dry
The incoming tidal current running toward the shore or upstream in a river; See also ebb current and tide
The overflowing of the normal confines of a stream or other body of water, or the accumulation of water over areas that are not normally submerged.
High water flow or an overflow of rivers or streams from their natural or artificial banks, inundating adjacent low lying areas.
A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages, you can compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge.MSN Encarta Dictionary. http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861612277 Flood. Retrieved on 2006-12-28. In the sense of "flowing water", the word is applied to the inflow of the tide, as opposed to the outflow or "ebb".