The entire city was evacuated in early May 2011, after the Ohio River rose above the 1937 flood levels, out of fear of a 15-foot-wall of water inundating the city.The Army Corps of Engineers breached levees in the Mississippi flood zone below Cairo in Missouri in order to save the city.Hypermetric ataxia is characteristic in less severe cases.Cattle are most affected, sheep and horses less frequently.Cairo ( /kɛəroʊ/ kair-oh) is the southernmost city in the U. Several blocks in the town comprise the Cairo Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The population at the 2010 census was 2,831; a significant drop from its peak population of 15,203 in 1920.(The inundations ceased with the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970.) Whenever a critical issue is being debated, the White House and Congressional offices are inundated with phone calls and e-mails, just as a town may be inundated with complaints when it starts charging a fee for garbage pickup.These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inundate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. A disaster caused by waters from torrential rains, overflow of rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs or dam collapse, resulting in a significant rise of water level above roads and habitated areas, resulting in loss of property and lives and the need to evacuate large segments of the population Public health aspects of floods Immediate Poor access to potable water, food, medication, hypothermia, drowning Clean-up phase Exposure to sewage, sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in flood water, exposed and ‘live’ electrical lines, body fluid pathogens, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and hazardous materials Clean-up protection clothing Hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, watertight boots with steel toes and insoles Australian (north-western New South Wales) syndrome caused by tunicaminyluracils produced in seedhead galls on Agrostis avenacea, the galls produced by Anguina funesta (grass nematodes) and infected by Clavibacter toxicus.Clinically the disease is characterized by convulsions precipitated by driving and often death during the convulsion.