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longer term flooding over several days due to rainfall over an extended time period show melt or ice jams

Five hundred year flood

an area has a 0.2% chance (1 in 500) of a flood every year.

Flash flood

Short term flooding caused by heavy rainfall in a short time period (usually 6 hours or less) or a dam failure.

Flood watch

Issued when flooding is possible but not imminent or occurring.

Flood warning

Issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.


A very large ocean wave caused by an under water earthquake or volcanic eruption.


The lowest point between waves.


a surge wave or billow


a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes.


the top a wave.

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