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Last Updated: Monday January 10 2005 15:12 GMT

What is flooding?

Flood sign

Over half of the world is covered with water and we need water to stay alive.

When there's too much water, or water in the wrong place, it's a problem we call flooding.

In the UK people are sometimes forced out of their homes when lots of rain has fallen in a short space of time and caused a flood.