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ambitious
(adj.) not easily done or achieved; requiring a lot of work
community
(n.) a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood)
dam
(n.) a structure that is built across a river or stream to stop water from flowing
disadvantage
(n). something which makes a situation more difficult, or makes you less likely to succeed
disaster
(n.) something that causes great harm or damage
disaster mitigation
(n.) when people make an event that results in great harm or damage less harmful or bad
extraordinary
(adj.) very special, unusual or strange
extreme
(adj.) very serious or severe
government report
(n.) a description of something or information about it given by the government
hurricane
(n.) a violent storm with very strong winds
impossible
(adj.) unable to be done or to happen; not possible
large-scale
(n.) involving a lot of people or happening in big numbers
levee
(n.) a long wall made of soil that is built next to a river to stop the river to prevent flooding
long-term
(adj.) continuing a long time into the future
major
(adj.) more important, bigger or more serious than others of the same type
natural
(adj.) existing in nature and not made or caused by people
product manufacturing
(n.) the business of producing goods in large numbers
prolong
(v.) to make something last longer
relocation
(n.) the act of moving to a new place
risk analysis
(n.) the act of identifying possible risks, calculating how likely they are to happen and estimating what effects they might have
risk reduction
(n.) the act of making something less risky
sandbagging
(v.) using bags filled with sand as a defense against floods
seasonal
(adj.) relating to or happening during a particular period in the year
severe
(adj.) extremely bad, serious, or unpleasant
submerge
(v.) to cause something to be under the surface of water, or to move below the surface of water
tsunami
(n.) a very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and that can cause great destruction when it reaches land
unpredictable
(adj.) not capable of being known before happening or being done

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