The folks who live in between are still recovering from the storm and wondering how they will ever pay for flood insurance.
The flood of loving tributes to the late Harold Ramis this week has encouraged many of us to look back over his rich movie career.
The jury is still out on whether the tide will recede, stagnate or become a flood.
At Duke, three extra part-time admissions officers have been hired just to read the flood of paperwork.
During the debt-ceiling vote, he delivered a primetime statement to the nation urging voters to flood congressional phone lines.
He had ascertained, beyond all question, that it emptied its flood into the Gulf of Mexico.
They are overwhelmed by a flood of details, in which they cannot discern the ruling idea.
My father stood at a window looking out, the girl in a flood of tears, relaxed and helpless, in the protection of his arm.
Suddenly his heart went out to her in a flood of pity and tenderness.
The flood of invective which had been accumulating in Mr. Peck's system all the afternoon now broke its bounds.
Old English flod "a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.
1660s, from flood (n.). Related: Flooded; flooding.
A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. ◇ Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood.