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Flash Floods have killed more human life within the United States than any other types of weather related events. Only most recently, heat waves have out surpassed flooding related loss of life.
Never underestimate the shear power a flood has!
Flooding can move and destroy buildings, automobiles, and bridges, just another one of Mother Nature's furys.
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The term "River flood" describes a type of flooding that can happen when the level of Water from a River begins to rise (crest) over the banks. There are many factors that can cause this type of flooding, such as persistent Rain, stalled Storms, Hurricanes, and rapidly melting Snow.Flash Flood:
The term "Flash Flood" describes Flooding that happens very quickly and is most commonly caused by excessive Rains that have fallen in a very short time period. Flash floods can occur within a few minutes of persistent rainfall. To sum it up, any great body of Water such as a Dam, that is released within areas that are generally dry could be considered a Flash Flood.