Recent Examples of floodwater from the Web
Unlike the rest of the homes in the upscale Braeswood neighborhood, the 3,756-square-foot home at 2802 Fairhope Street was untouched by Hurricane Harvey floodwaters.
But rather than simply building higher seawalls to hold back floodwaters, many builders and urban planners are turning to floating and amphibious architecture — and finding ways to adapt buildings to this new reality.
After the floodwaters receded, the Swansons returned to a house ravaged, endless questions, few answers — and a looming decision.
Wide swaths of the San Fernando Valley were inundated; floodwaters in the Los Angeles River mowed down bridges and pulled apart railroads.
The Red Cross also advises erring on the side of caution by throwing out cardboard packaged items with soft plastic containers inside that have been submerged in floodwater.
Along with silt, sand, debris and possibly raw sewage, floodwaters also force rats from their homes, the newsletter advised.
Damaged septic systems that could release harmful bacteria into floodwaters also are a concern.
Over the weekend, the lake topped off and the floodwaters then pounded through and over the spillways at the dam, an amazing sight.
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Definition of floodwater for English Language Learners
: the water of a flood
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