Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding

Another round of showers and thunderstorms is on the way prompting a flash flood watch for much of the region Another round of showers and thunderstorms is on the way prompting a flash flood watch for much of the region
Patty Aguilar | 10 July, 2019, 23:28

Western Howard County has been experiencing "extremely heavy" rain.

The threat of flooding across the Kansas City area continues over the holiday weekend with scattered storms and showers, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

In all, the airport was slammed with about 3.4 inches of rain in a two-hour span, while roughly 6.3 inches fell on Frederick, Maryland, and about 4.5 inches in Arlington, Virginia.

Emergency services used an inflatable boat to rescue one motorist stranded in their auto near the National Mall.

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. Flooding even reached the White House basement and government employees had to drain the standing water with wet vacuums.

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Videos of the flooding around the National Mall surfaced across social media.

Many areas in Washington, D.C.

Emergency management said by 8:50 a.m., numerous water rescues and road closures occurred in Montgomery County.

Dominion spokesman Jeremy Slayton said that at the hardest-hit areas in northern Virginia, the utility is having problems with downed trees on power lines and flooding.

FOX 5's Caitlin Roth says heavy rain is situated over parts north and west of the D.C. metro area.

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