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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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Hydrometeorological forecasting on the very small spatial scales of flash flooding has progressed substantially over the past 20 years.
Now the Modular Raised Road design has landed the University of Sunderland student first prize in the undergraduate category of the Environment Agency Flash Flooding Challenge which included a PS500 cash prize.
Flash flooding hit roads and customers at Tesco at Arena Park were evacuated when rainwater came through the roof.
Forecasters say the potential for flash flooding will continue into Sunday evening as slow moving showers and thunderstorms make their way across the state.
Hundreds of households were hit by flash flooding this weekend and Somerset was among the worst affected.
THE sizzling summer heatwave will give way to torrential rain and flash flooding, weather experts warned last night.
In the same area, flash flooding left a field of boulders over a road, stranding several dozen homeowners in the Devore neighborhood.
The weekend heatwave which saw temperatures, reaching 30 degrees, is set to come to an end with storms and flash flooding.
Two adults and a baby were rescued from their car after they became stranded following flash flooding in Scarborough, and another woman had to be rescued from a car park.
This report summarizes epidemiologic information about deaths in Missouri that resulted from riverine flooding and flash flooding during the summer and fall of 1993.
This paper investigates the circumstances of 1,075 fatalities from flash flooding recorded from 1996 to 2014 across the United States.
He also indicated that high probability of heavy downpour which may generate Flash Flooding along Suleman Range while some heavy downpour events may produce urban flooding in some big cities.