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flash flood

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

[¦flash ¦fləd]
(hydrology)
A sudden local flood of short duration and great volume; usually caused by heavy rainfall in the immediate vicinity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Peshawar -- As many as 63 persons lost their lives and58 others suffered injuries during recent rains and flash floods in various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, provincial disaster management authority (PDMA) said on Tuesday.
In Havelian, Abbottabad, Qalandar Abad and Mansehra Karakoram Highway (KKH) were blocked at several places by the flash flood and thousands of the vehicles were trapped in the water.
Ras Al Khaimah: Up to 570 people were rescued from flash floods in Ras Al Khaimah as of Sunday, according to RAK police.
The town of Sentani near the provincial capital Jayapura was hit by flash floods triggered by torrential rain on Saturday, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.
A flash flood warning was issued for northern Milwaukee County and southern Ozaukee County till 2 a.m.
By GEORGE SAYAGIEbrMotorists have been stranded again in Suswa area after flash floods cut off the Narok-Mai Mahiu Road for the fifth time this week.The motorists, many of them returning to Nairobi after spending the week in their rural homes, alighted from their vehicles to watch the raging waters from Mount Longonot.
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 Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had been involved in implementation of the Pakistan Flash Flood Guidance System.
Simply speaking, flash floods are, as the name suggests, floods that come about quickly and without notice, flooding an area in less than six hours.
The flash flood occurred in 2010 (June 28/29, 2010) on the Buhai River at the Padureni hydrometric station was a historical flood, having a 3% excess probability, a maximum flow rate of (85.0 mc/s), precipitations of (164 mm), a total volume of (3.5 million mc), total time of (32 hours), a concentration duration of the precipitations per basin of (6-7 hours), form coefficients of (0.35-0.49), (fig.7a) (Cadastre of Maximum Flows, 1988, and Hydrological study in the Jijia river basin, 2011).
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. "Most of the crops and hay bales were damaged and three houses were destroyed during the flash flood," said YalE*yn.
(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.