Flash Floods . 6 th Grade. FLASH FLOODS. Flash Flood : #1 weather-related killer in the United States!. What can cause floods? . Heavy rain Snow melt Dam breaking Ice jams Hurricanes Tropical Storms. What is the difference between a flash flood and a real flood.
Flash Flood: #1 weather-related killer in the United States!
Floyd,1999: North Carolina
Katrina, 2005: New Orleans, LA
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
*Flash floods can reach over 30 feet!
Clear Fork Road, WV, July 14, 2001 -- This house was torn apart by the flooding of the nearby Clear Fork Creek.
Panther, WV, May 8, 2002 -- Heavy silting happened on many creeks and rivers as a result of the violent flash flood that struck southern West Virginia on May 2, 2002.