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Synonyms for flash flood

a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

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Meanwhile, flash flood death toll has risen to 176 out of which 156 dead bodies have been identified so far and 20 are still unidentified.
Speaking on point of order, Saleem Khoso said that the flash floods caused by hill torrents of Dera Bugti and Sui after the heavy downpours lashed the region, had played havoc at a large scale in Naseerabad, Jaffarabad and Jhal Magsi districts.
ISLAMABAD -- The monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in parts of northern Pakistan, and flash flood warnings have been issued in eastern Punjab Province.
Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel rescued two villagers, who were caught in a recent flash flood in the Shulur village here.
Reports said bodies of 18 more people killed in flash floods were recovered in remote areas of Balochistan Thursday.
Unlike normal floods, which arrive slowly and with more warning, flash floods are particularly dangerous because they happen so quickly, developing from thunderstorms that form in a matter of hours.
Flash floods in Texas most often occur in late afternoon and early morning hours when visibility is low and floodwaters are most deceptive.
He said that the implementation of FFGS in Pakistan would help in improving protection of life and property against flash floods.
The leading cause of weather-related deaths in Texas is floods and flash floods.
By: JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN ISLAMABAD, August 8 (THE NATION): Apart from killing hundreds of people and displacing not less than millions, the unprecedented flash floods in the country have badly affected standing cotton crops that play important role in the countrys overall export.
PESHAWAR, October 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The family of the youngster from Swat, who sacrificed his life while trying to save people from flash floods in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, has been invited by the royal family of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj as royal guest.
According to a press Release issued by the Ministry of Water and Power on Monday, recent flash floods and the heavy downpours have caused massive devastation in all parts of the country with death toll climbing to over 1000.
QUETTA, August 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Parliamentary Leader in Balochistan Assembly and Provincial Minister for Communication and Works (C&W) Mir Muhammad Sadiq Umrani has said that the human and financial losses caused due to the flash floods in parts of Balochistan are colossal.
ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2010 (Frontier Star): The recent flash floods and the heavy downpours have caused massive devastation in all parts of the country with death toll climbing to over 1000.
Families in the Southeast should pay close attention to emergency weather warnings, as flash floods and strong winds from these tropical storms can claim lives and do a great deal of damage to homes, businesses and roads," Gov.