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flash flood

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

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


n.
a sudden rush of water down a narrow gully or over a sloping surface, caused by heavy rainfall.
[1935–40]
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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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Translations

flash flood

ninondazione f
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ISLAMABAD -- Several villages and cotton crop standing on hundreds of acres of land have been flooded by river Sutlej water after flash flood entered the vicinity of the river in some areas of Bahawalpur district.
According to a report, due to water pressure, embankment of river Sutlej was broken up in Dera Bakha area, over 20 kilometers off Bahawalpur City and resultantly, flash flood entered the villages located within vicinity of the river.
More flash flooding is possible in this region today, with a Flash Flood Watch posted from the Tulsa metropolitan area to Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas.
According to details, the deaths and causalities were occurred in parts of province during Juy to August heavy rain and flash flood spells.
Heavy downpours pounded Istanbul and other cities in northwestern Turkey on Saturday after a dayslong heatwave with flash flood warnings from experts over the last couple of days, disrupting public transport and traffic in various areas.
MUZAFFARABAD -- At least five people were killed in Chakhama village in Jhelum Valley near Muzaffarabad on Saturday when a cloud burst prompted a flash flood.
HAZARA -- Torrential rain on Sunday stucked life in Hazara division, disconnected many links roads and flash flood water entered in the Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad wards.
Abbottabad -- Torrential rain on Sunday stucked life in Hazara division, disconnected many links roads and flash flood water entered in the Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad wards.
QUETTA: The Provincial Government, FC Balochistan and Pak Army have safely rescued 150 Hindu Pilgrims stranded in flash flood in District Kachhi and safely shifted to Shoran.
Summary: Flash flood alert till 8.45pm: Residents urged to be mindful of unstable weather
Disaster authorities have warned local governments of flash flood risks due to deforestation in the mountains surrounding the town, he said.