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  • n. Alternative spelling of flash flood.

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  • n. a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

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Examples

  • I laugh into the talons of the wind, and stumble down to the river to see if my flashflood nightmare might be coming true....but no, the river has barely changed.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part III

  • Like a flashflood, she heard everyone's voices at once.

    Arcana Magi - c.28: Our Hearts as One

  • Birmingham, Alabama, to Atlanta, two to four inches on top of what we've already seen, so flashflood watches are in effect through the rest of the day today.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2009

  • And as we zoom in a bit, you'll notice that we've got plenty of flashflood watches and warnings in effect to the area, you see the radars there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2008

  • We have some flashflood watches and warnings in effect from Mississippi back over to, still, parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama to Georgia, and even into Arkansas and, of course, Louisiana.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2008

  • Rain, as I mentioned, is going to be the big threat of all, where we have flashflood watches and warnings in effect throughout much of the southeast, this time.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2008

  • In Arizona, searchers will be back at it again this morning in the Grand Canyon. 11 people still unaccounted for after a flashflood there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2008

  • As soon as she left, Joe felt the sugar frosted grain by-product surge through his blood stream, a glucose flashflood that jolted him out of his seat and sent him stumbling around the apartment.

    Sugarexplosion

  • Parts of Maine are under a flashflood watch for a good chunk of today.

    CNN Transcript Apr 28, 2008

  • MARTINEZ: Well, you know, the National Weather Service continued a flashflood warning for our area until 4: 30, so it has been record rainfall for Chicago.

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2008

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