Flash-flood



noun
1.
a sudden and destructive rush of water down a narrow gully or over a sloping surface, caused by heavy rainfall.
noun
1.
a sudden short-lived torrent, usually caused by a heavy storm, esp in desert regions
flash flood
(flāsh)
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.

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