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A series of powerful thunderstorms hit the Washington, DC metro area Wednesday night, bringing inches of rain in just minutes and causing widespread flooding. This comes after a series of recent flood events.

meteorologists warned Beginning at 2pm local time, an evening flood watch was issued as hot summer weather could quickly lead to destructive thunderstorms. When the front passed around 4:45 p.m., in some places he had two to four inches of rain in an hour, most of which the rain-soaked ground could not absorb.
according to washington postwhich is approximately the average amount of precipitation that the area receives over the entire month of August.

Within minutes, water surged into the lowlands, flooding roads by nearly a meter in some cases.

Tunnels and underpasses were rendered impassable, forcing the local fire department to make several water rescues.

The city’s storm drains were struggling to cope with the sheer volume of water.

The storm also blocked highway and railroad traffic through the area.according to local newsVirginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia experienced power outages for approximately 8,000 people.
Wednesday’s deluge wasn’t the only recent high water. Monday’s slow-moving storm causing flash floods east of the city, more heavy rain Over the weekend, several businesses in the city were flooded, requiring water rescue as well.
Flash floods also occur days after similar storms caused a devastating flood At least 15 people died in eastern Kentucky and West and Western Virginia.



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