Flood: n. a great flowing or overflowing of water especially over land not usually submerged.
There are four types of floods. They are seacoast,
rain, river, and flash floods. Here is a description of each:
Flash flood – a flash flood is when a river or
stream suddenly rises and overflows.
Rain flood – a rain flood is when rain from a
storm causes water to cover land that is usually dry.
Seacoast flood – a seacoast flood occurs when
seawater floods the coast, the water driven in from hurricanes or other storms.
River flood – most rivers flood once every two
years. The water covers land where people live, causing a flood.
Before a flood people often put up sand bags to hold off the water.