Flash flood

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Driving through a flash flooded road

A flash flood is very quick flooding of low-lying land, usually without prior warning. It may be caused by heavy rain or water from melted ice or snow. Flash floods can also happen after the collapse of a dam.[1]

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  1. "Definitions of flood and flash flood". National Weather Service. Retrieved 2008-08-19.