A sudden, localized flood of great volume and short duration, typically caused by unusually heavy rain in a semiarid area. Flash floods can reach their peak volume in a matter of a few minutes and often carry large loads of mud and rock fragments.
A sudden, violent flood, as after a heavy rain.
A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact.
A sudden flood of great volume, usually caused by heavy rain.
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Flash-flood Sentence Examples
Early May was still tornado season in northwest Arkansas, but this storm was forecasted to be only a flash flood threat.
Care must be taken whenever the group need to enter a flash flood canyon or area.
What was a rocky ravine suddenly becomes a deadly powerful river during a flash flood.
Two tremendous wave pools, bumper boats, a relaxing endless river, the Adventure River with geysers, waterfalls, and waves, and the Flash Flood flume boat ride with wavefront bridge are just a few of the fun watery options.