flood

01. In the Southern U.S.A., they often have [floods] after a heavy rainfall.
02. When she realized all the damage the [flood] had caused, she burst into tears.
03. The [flood] completely wiped out the village.
04. The bridge was washed away by the [flood].
05. The [flooding] of the Red River in Manitoba a few years back caused millions of dollars in damage.
06. The radio station was [flooded] with phone calls when they announced the contest to win tickets to the rock concert.
07. When we were young, my dad used to [flood] our backyard in winter to make a skating rink.
08. Nicholas Chamfort once said that the only thing that stops God from sending another [flood] is that the first one was useless.
09. There is a Welsh proverb which states there are three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a [flood], and a man who thinks he is wise.
10. If the ice covering the Antarctic continent were to melt, the level of the sea would rise so much that the whole world would be [flooded].
11. On December 12, 1992, more than 2,000 people were killed when a tsunami [flooded] two volcanic islands, Flores and Babi, in the South Pacific.
12. The main purpose of growing rice in [flooded] fields is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings.
13. In 1931, the Yellow River in China [flooded], and 3.7 million people died.
14. The Yellow River in China has [flooded] more than 1,500 times in the last 1,800 years.
15. Heavy rains in central Africa can bring about [flooding] along Mozambique's rivers.
16. Seasonal [floods] often block roadways in Cameroon.
17. By 1830, the islands of Fiji were [flooded] with sailors and traders from Australia, New Zealand, China, the U.S. and Europe.
18. People [flooded] into Hong Kong during the 1800s and 1900s, attracted by economic opportunities, or fleeing from danger in their homeland.
19. Scientists believe that at various times in the distant past huge volumes of water were released on Mars resulting in catastrophic [flooding].

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