flash flood

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Synonyms for flash flood

a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

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Flash flooding |at Stansty Road railway underpass in Wrexham
This predicted increase means more events would exceed the Met Office and Environment Agency Flood Forecasting Centre guidance threshold for serious flash flooding.
The Journal reported yesterday how Deborah Whittle had come up with the idea to protect people, property and livestock during flash flooding.
This strategic investment in this important infrastructure system will help protect area families and local businesses from future flash flooding events, and pay dividends for this community for many years to come," said Governor Nixon.
BIG STEP: The launch of the flash flooding initiative in Hebden Bridge (s)
The flash flooding was caused by torrential rains that started on Friday and continued into Saturday.
St Mary's Hospice Furniture Shop, on Pershore Road, Cotteridge, was hit by flash flooding on June 28, which left stock damaged.
FREAK thunderstorms brought flash flooding, torrential rain and giant hailstones to Coventry and Warwickshire.
Summary: At least 13 people, including three Russian tourists, are believed to have died in flash flooding which has devastated western Nepal.
A surge of monsoon moisture continues to cross New Mexico, and the National Weather Service is warning residents of the potential for flash flooding in many areas.
St Helens Council had to close Boundary Road between the junctions of Knowsley Road and Kirkland Street due to flash flooding.
A QUIET village is counting the cost today of flash flooding thought to have claimed the life of an elderly motorist who "lived for his church and for his people".
A QUIET village was counting the cost today of flash flooding thought to have claimed the life of an elderly motorist who "lived for his church and for his people".
Predicting where these will occur is difficult so we should be prepared, particularly for some flash flooding.
FORECASTERS are warning that wet weather expected to hit Wales and the rest of the UK this week could result in further flash flooding.