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flash flood

also flash·flood (flăsh′flŭd′)
n.
A sudden flood of great volume, usually caused by heavy rain.

flash flood

n
(Physical Geography) a sudden short-lived torrent, usually caused by a heavy storm, esp in desert regions

flash′ flood′


n.
a sudden rush of water down a narrow gully or over a sloping surface, caused by heavy rainfall.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flash flood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short durationflash flood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
flood, inundation, alluvion, deluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
floodhead - a wall of water rushing ahead of the flood; "we were lucky to be safe when the floodheads hit"
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FLASH flood warnings were issued last night with predictions of a huge deluge set to fall.
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The flash flood triggered by the torrential rain entered in the houses at several places of the city.
ABBOTTABAD -- Torrential rains coupled with the thunderstorm in Hazara division on Sunday triggered flash flood in most parts of its districts including Abbottabad, Haripur, Battagram and Mansehra and stuck life.
Caption: FLASH FLOOD IMPACT--A Red Crescent volunteer checked out this mangled car pulled from flood waters by the tractor in the background.
TEHRAN, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- The number of deaths of Friday's flash flood in the Razavi Khorasan Province reached eight people, it was reported on Saturday.
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Among the dead were three children in Lao Cai province whose house was washed away late Thursday in a flash flood, said Dinh Trong Tai of the provincial flood and storm control committee.
In a letter to Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said that although Pakistan is already leader in South Asia and using flash flood guidance system, it can become regional centre by upgrading its system to South Asia Flash Flood Guidance (SAsiaFFG).
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for much of the coast from San Diego to San Francisco.
The flash flood on River Beas has been attributed to water release from Lrji Hydropower project.
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