Flood

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Temporary partial or complete inundation of normally dry areas caused by rapid runoff or overflow from lakes, rivers, or tidal waters (WHO et al. 2003).

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Interpretations and Explanations

References

WHO, WMO and UNEP (2003) Climate change and human health: Risks and responses


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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