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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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Galvez, on the other hand, said there were hundreds of houses and several bridges and roads damaged as a result of landslides and flashfloods.
Meanwhile, Blochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has directed the Commissioner Kalat divison to take immediate steps for rescuing the people trapped due to flashfloods and rain.
According to the study, the northern flashflood drainage canal, which passes through Al Kura valley and Buraiman valley reaching Sharam Abhur in the Red Sea, would be linked with four new canals.
According to the Philippine Coast Guard, flashfloods brought about by heavy rains over the past several days isolated several areas in the southern cities.
It will test different village protection systems and will also support the development of a weather and flashflood forecasting system and institute a process for building pro-poor adaptation pathways, in partnership with leading national expert researchers and practitioners.
Chitral -- At least 31 people including eight security officials, a woman and four children were killed as rain-triggered flashfloods hit Chitral between Saturday and Sunday night.
Rogelio Alabata, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said Friday that continuous downpour spawned the flashflood that inundated the towns of Dimataling, Dinas, Lapuyan and San Miguel in Zamboanga del Sur.
The district management demanded the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to dispatch relief items for the flashflood affectees including tents, ration and drinking water.
All of the member-agencies of the RDRRMC as well as the Local DRRM Offices remain on alert specifically for possible flashfloods and landslides.
The relief items would be distributed among the affectees of the rain and flashflood.
Aside from heavy rains, he said they are also on guard against the occurrence of flashflood and landslide in low-lying areas.
He said that the heavy rains and flashflood had caused colossal losses to the agriculture, besides the human losses in the flood affected areas.