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What is Flash Flooding?

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

There are many types of flooding that can cause damage to your home & your community. When you think of summer, we often think of water, whether that is a day at the lake, pool, or just some old-fashioned fun with a garden hose in the backyard. But, summer also can bring storms. One of the most common types of flooding is flash flooding, but what does that really mean?

We're sharing the definition straight from the National Weather Service today. 

Flash Flooding

Flash floods are exactly what the name suggests: floods that happen in a flash! Flash floods generally develop within 6 hours of the immediate cause. Causes of flash flooding include heavy rain, ice or debris jams, and levee or dam failure.

There are many reasons that flash floods occur, but one of the most common is the result of copious amounts of rainfall from thunderstorms that cause flash flooding.

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