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Synonyms for flashflood

a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

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Disaster management officials said Vinta had unleashed heavy rains that did not only trigger flashfloods but also landslides as the soil had been saturated days earlier by rain spawned by tropical storm "Urduja" -which left more than 54 people dead mostly in Eastern Visayas.
emergency and cancelled leaves of its employees in the wake of heavy rains and flashfloods.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has received reports that recent heavy rains caused flashfloods in nine municipalities in Maguindanao province.
At least 41 houses in Valencia City were also damaged by the flashflood.
According to experts and specialists, canals and drainage networks for rainwater and flashflood can be constructed inside the flood-hit districts with expropriation of minimum number of properties and real estates.
Manila: Flashfloods inundated northern areas of Mindanao island including the cities of Cagayan de Oro Iligan and Gingoog, reports reaching Manila said.
With the start of current monsoon season the villagers are concerned and deeply worried as flashfloods can prove more disastrous for them than the previous year\", the elders maintained.
More than 240,000 people are expected to benefit directly in the five haor districts of Netrakona, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Kishoreganj and Sunamganj, while approximately three million farmers will also benefit from agro-meteorological and flashflood forecast systems which will help them pro-actively plan and manage their crops.
A flashflood near the municipality of Chongqing, also in the country's southwest, two weeks ago swept away a group of 35 hikers.
Khyber Agency -- At least 21 persons including women and children have been killed as the flashflood swept away a van carrying wedding gusts in Khyber Agency.
Road links in other parts of Hazara division including Nathaigali, Oghi, Baffa, Havelian, Kaghan and Sirran valley have been badly damaged by flashflood and in some parts communication links are totally abolished.
According to DPO Chitral Asif Iqbal, 10 persons were offering prayer at a mosque when a flashflood hit the mosque, killing all of them.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, PNA-- One person drowned while a child remained missing and feared dead when flashflood, spawned by inclement weather condition, inundated four towns in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
About 600 cattle including goats, sheep and cows were washed away by flashflood torrents coming from mountains in different areas of the district including Sapata, Las Bandai, Lawara and others," officials said.
The Pelayos both died of electrocution while the Quintero siblings died of drowning due to flashflood at around 2:30 in the morning Monday (Aug.