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Descriptor in English: Floods
Descriptor in Spanish: Inundaciones
Descriptor in Portuguese: Inundações
Descriptor in French: Inondations
Entry term(s): Catastrophic Flooding
Catastrophic Floodings
Flooding, Catastrophic
Floodings, Catastrophic
Tree number(s): G16.500.175.812
N06.230.100.230.250
SP4.037.403.519.265
SP8.473.654.587.537
Scope note: Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
Annotation: coordinate with DISASTERS if pertinent; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MO mortality
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 2009; use DISASTERS 1982-2008
See also the descriptors: Alluvium DeCS
Flood Control DeCS
Flow Augmentation DeCS
Hydrometeorology DeCS
Surface Runoff DeCS
DeCS UI: 53352
Descriptor UI: D055868
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Floods - Preferred
Concept UI M0014522
Scope note Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
Preferred term Floods
Flooding, Catastrophic - Narrower
Concept UI M0523754
Preferred term Flooding, Catastrophic
Entry term(s) Catastrophic Flooding
Catastrophic Floodings
Floodings, Catastrophic



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