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flash flood

noun as in sudden rainfall


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Making matters worse, the Weather Service is predicting heavy rain and flash flooding in southeast Louisiana on Friday, ahead of the storm because of a separate tropical weather disturbance, prompting a flash flood watch.

Climate change has increased the likelihood of heavy downpours in Western Europe such as the July rains that led to devastating flash floods, researchers affiliated with the World Weather Attribution network report August 23.

The rover has spotted layered rocks which were probably built up as the composition of the water body changed, supporting the idea that the lake grew and shrank over time and could even have had flash floods.

Just as Goerke was imploring us to ford every stream, the National Weather Service was advising us to take shelter due to flash floods and possible tornadoes.

The Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday night and is predicting one to three inches of rain and the potential for locally higher amounts.

On day two, a flash flood occurred, damaging much of the filmmaking equipment and ruining the appearance of the location.

What had swept away those bodies might be comparable to a flash flood.

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flash flood, such as: deluge, torrent, freshet, heavy rainfall, wall of water, and waterflood.

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