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flash flood
sudden flood, instantaneous flow of water that fills an area

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Flash flood
A flash flood is a rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas: washes, riversdry lakes and basins. It may be caused by heavy rain associated with a severe thunderstormhurricanetropical storm, or meltwater from ice or snow flowing over ice sheets or snowfields. Flash floods may occur after the collapse of a natural ice or debris dam, or a human structure such as a man-made dam, as occurred before the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Flash floods are distinguished from a regular flood by a timescale of less than six hours. The temporary availability of water is often utilized by foliage with rapid germination and short growth cycle, and by specially adapted animal life.

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flash flood

1. a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
(synonym) flashflood
(hypernym) flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion
(hyponym) floodhead

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flash flood
n. blesková záplava

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flash-flood /'flæʃflʌd/
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