flash flood


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flash flood

a sudden short-lived torrent, usually caused by a heavy storm, esp in desert regions

flash flood

[¦flash ¦fləd]
(hydrology)
A sudden local flood of short duration and great volume; usually caused by heavy rainfall in the immediate vicinity.
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In his keynote presentation, Malik said all submersible embankment should be kept at design level within February to protect early flash flood.
People were also stuck in their houses as almost Mansehra road, Murree road and streets were blocked by the flash flood for hours.
In Abbottabad city due to choked sewerage system, after heavy rain, all the filth entered in houses and streets with the flash flood and swept the furniture and house hold items in several parts of the city.
Improvements are needed in the forecast and warning of flash floods, decision support for both public and emergency response, and communication of flash flood risk and impacts.
The world weather body has asked Pakistan to upgrade its current flash floods guidance system and expressed its willingness to help the country in this regard.
El NiEo storms lined up in the Pacific promise to drench parts of the West for more than two weeks and increase fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires.
Five bodies, including bodies of two girls and one boy, were recovered from river Beas after flash floods washed away 25 people in Mandi yesterday.
Upstream of the Dorohoi hydrometric station, the remuu phenomenon occurred resulting in the attenuation of the flash flood wave and the mitigation of effects downstream.
KE-E*E-kyoncaly village head Ali YalE*yn told the Cihan news agency in Tekirday- that their village was badly damaged by the flash flood.
Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turnkey water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, has received contract for flash flood early warning projects in three provinces in China.
The flash flood swept away dozens of villages in Pakokku, Pauk and Myaing townships in the early hours of Thursday, making over two thousand families homeless, the New Light of Myanmar daily reported.
The Met Office - responsible for providing weather warnings across the UK - decided not to issue the flash flood warning even though there was an active weather front with heavy rain on course for Northern Ireland.