Unfortunately , that’s the word I have most often heard today.
Used as a verb – if a river floods an area that is usually dry, it becomes covered with water
The Nalon river has flooded its banks, making some roads impassable
The Nalon river has flooded whole villages
The relentless rain in Asturias has caused the Nalon river to flood
Used as a noun – An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry
Fortunately nobody has been killed in the floods in Asturias
The west of Asturias has been badly hit by floods
Tomorrow the flood water is expected to recede
And that’s where I live, Pravia . The picture was taken 3 hours ago.