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flooding

f luh ding

  • n  a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
  • v  fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
  • v  cover with liquid, usually water
  • v  supply with an excess of
  • v  become filled to overflowing

  • Eighty-eight of Iowa's 99 counties were declared a natural disaster area as a result of last year's flooding and two deadly tornadoes.
  • Even parts of the Pacific coastline that may be shielded from flooding could be at risk for increased erosion.
  • Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers Monday as residents started to dig out their homes from under carpets of mud after flooding left 240 people dead in the Philippine .
News & Articles

  • Flooding Reported in New Milford
    NEW MILFORD—As anticipated, heavy overnight rains resulted in some flooding on Route 7 and local roads. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Albany, N.Y., issued a flood warning yesterday regarding the Housatonic River at Gaylordsville. The flood stage is 8 feet.
    June 17, 2013 - Litchfield County Times
  • Mexico reports severe flooding in border city
    Heavy weekend rains have caused severe flooding in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras on the border with Texas. Coahuila state officials say one person died and 10,000 houses are damaged, leaving 40,000 ...
    June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Flooding eyed in Schoharie County
    Flooding eyed in Schoharie County The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Schoharie and Montgomery counties, warning that flooding could occur at any time.
    June 14, 2013 - Albany Times Union
Quotes

  • Rick Perry in MiamiHerald.com
    It's a big storm,Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. "I cannot overemphasize the danger that is facing us. It's going to do some substantial damage. It's going to knock out power. It's going to cause massive flooding."
  • Chet Culver in ABC News
    It's likely that we will see major and serious flooding on every part of the southeastern border of our state,Iowa Gov. Chet Culver told The Associated Press. "We are taking precautionary steps. We are evacuating where necessary, but that...
  • Mike Easley in Forbes
    The greatest danger will be flooding in low lying areas and on roads, such as Highway 12 on the Outer Banks,said North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley. "The most deaths during tropical storms occur when people drive into flood waters and drown....

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