Videos: Heavy Thunderstorms Drop Buckets of Rain on Washington, DC, Flooding City Streets

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Videos: Heavy Thunderstorms Drop Buckets of Rain on Washington, DC, Flooding City Streets

Videos: Heavy Thunderstorms Drop Buckets of Rain on Washington, DC, Flooding City Streets

A line of powerful thunderstorms swept through the Washington, DC, metro area on Wednesday evening, dumping several inches of rain in just a few minutes and… 10.08.2022, Sputnik International

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Meteorologists had warned beginning at 2 pm local time that the steamy summer weather was capable of cooking up destructive thunderstorms quickly, and issued a flood watch for the evening. When the storm front swept through at roughly 4:45 pm, it dropped between 2 and 4 inches of rain in an hour’s time, depending on the location, most of which the rain-soaked ground could not soak up.According to the Washington Post , that’s roughly the average the rainfall area gets during the entire month of August.Within minutes, water hit into low-lying areas, in some cases filling streets with nearly 1 meter of water.Tunnels and underpasses became impassable, and area fire departments were forced to make several water rescues. The city’s storm drains struggled to cope with the vast amount of water. The storms also halted highway and rail traffic through the area. According to local news reports, about 8,000 people were left without power in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The flash floods also come just days after similar storms caused catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia and Virginia, killing at least 15 people.

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A line of powerful thunderstorms swept through the Washington, DC, metro area on Wednesday evening, dumping several inches of rain in just a few minutes and causing widespread flooding. This comes after a string of flooding events in recent days.

Meteorologists had warned beginning at 2 pm local time that the steamy summer weather was capable of cooking up destructive thunderstorms quickly, and issued a flood watch for the evening. When the storm front swept through at roughly 4:45 pm, it dropped between 2 and 4 inches of rain in an hour’s time, depending on the location, most of which the rain-soaked ground could not soak up.
According to the Washington Postthat’s roughly the average rainfall the area gets during the entire month of August.

Within minutes, hit water into low-lying areas, in some cases filling streets with nearly 1 meter of water.

Tunnels and underpasses became impassable, and area fire departments were forced to make several water rescues.

The city’s storm drains to cope with the vast amount of water.

The storms also halted highway and rail traffic through the area. According to local news reportsabout 8,000 people were left without power in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Wednesday’s deluge wasn’t the only time there’s been high water recently, either: slow moving storms on Monday caused flash floods east of the city, and more heavy rains over the weekend inundated some businesses in the city and also required water rescues.
The flash floods also come just days after similar storms caused catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia and Virginia, killing at least 15 people.

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