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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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The Mehr news agency reported flash floods in 10 provinces--Hormuzgan and Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari in the South, Esfahan in the center, Zanjan, Alborz, Tehran and Semnan along the southern edge of the Alborz mountains, and Mazandaran, Golestan and North Khorasan on the north side of the Alborz mountains.
People who were washed away due to the flash floods include 24 students of Hyderabad VNR Vigyan Jyoti College and one tour manager.
Last July, a sudden rainstorm caused a flash flood that swept through the canyon.
In the Mansehra district of Northwest Frontier Province about 125 kilometers northwest of Islamabad, at least 62 people were reported killed and 64 more were injured in a landslide caused by a flash flood.
Although sometimes included as comments in the event narratives of the Storm Events Database, details about other nonfatal impacts from flash floods, such as injuries or rescues, are not provided in a coherent database on the U.
At least a dozen homes were submerged by flash floods last week when the road side drainage in Barangay Carpenter Hill also overflowed.
The mayor of Chitral district, Maghfirat Shah, said heavy monsoon rains and flash floods washed away a mosque and several houses in Ursoon, southwest of the district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Maghferat Shah, Chitral district administrator, said some residents were missing after flash floods swamped a local mosque in Drosh town in Upper Chitral.
The heavy rains occurred for two days in Kalat, Harboi, Iskalo, Nichara, Kapoto and other areas, causing flash floods in mountainous streams.
The officials said that rescue teams recovered the seven bodies from the Chitral river after they were washed away by flash floods.
The project targets central Italy, southern France, the Balearic Islands, Corsica and northern Italy all areas particularly susceptible to devastating flash flood events.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will visit Leh on Wednesday, which was hit by a cloudburst and flash floods on August 6.