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cloudburst

[′klau̇d‚bərst]
(meteorology)
In popular terminology, any sudden and heavy fall of rain, usually of the shower type, and with a fall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimeters (3.94 inches) per hour. Also known as rain gush; rain gust.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The officials received information about the toll on electricity transmission lines, roads and livestock caused due to the cloudburst in the region.
Considering the likelihood a repeat cloudburst, several people in Nenmara have been moved to a school.
The cloudbursts triggered flash floods in the affected districts.
Violent cloudbursts this summer have been mainly attributed to unstable atmospheric conditions over the Japanese archipelago.
Uttarakhand, one of the most vulnerable states because of landslides and cloudbursts, does not have a body for disaster response
Summary: Arakot (Uttarakhand) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): After cloudbursts hit Arakot in Mori Tehsil in the last few weeks, the Central government officials on Thursday took stock of the situation and assessed the damage.
Generally cloudbursts are associated with thunderstorms.
Incidents of various cloudbursts in parts of Uttarakhand have prompted the state government to dispatch teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to carry out rescue and evacuation operations in the region.
The incessant rains have triggered landslides, cloudbursts and flash floods which washed away homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims as the Chardham Yatra came to a standstill.