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inundation

i nuhn day shuhn

  • n  the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • n  an overwhelming number or amount

  • A year after the tsunami, scientists fear that another monster earthquake might one day strike Sumatra, triggering a fresh inundation by the sea.
  • Fay is the most significant and widespread inundation of Florida since five hurricanes smacked the state in 2004-05.
  • Since 1964, Disaster Relief Coordinator Steve Tripp has coped coolly and shrewdly with 213 calamities, ranging from Hurricane Beulah's inundation of northeastern Mexico to the .
Quotes

  • Penny Wong in Reuters AlertNet
    Large waves can also be destructive, leading to coastal inundation, erosion and the disturbance of marine habitats,Wong said.
  • John McCain in CBS News
    We are going to see now an inundation of special-interest money into political campaigns,McCain warned. "I think that diminishes the influence of average citizens."
  • Paulette Bethel in The Bahama Journal
    Dr. Paulette Bethel, The Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told the UN's General Assembly that The Bahamas is "extremely vulnerable to climate change" and now faces "inundation from storm surges, depletion of fragile...

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