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Severe Thunderstorm hits DMV Region: Flood watch and More

5pm on Tuesday, a severe thunderstorm with wind gusts up to 60 to 70 mph arrived in Washington D.C. region, and it is heading to Maine. This storm poured 1-2 inches of rain in one hour, leading to Arlington and Alexandria being under flood watch again.  Washington had just received 4.05 inches of rain on Saturday.

The area had been highly humid, with hot air bringing the storm into the Greater Washington Area and most of the Northeastern region, including Philadelpha, Washington, and Baltimore, some of which are under Flood Watch tonight.

The main threat will be the wind gusts, and it is haunting the people under the storm. Commuters are at risk under heavy rainfall. About 21.5 million people are estimated to be affected, with possible power outage and flood damages. In some areas, residents will be experiencing downed trees, large hail, isolated flooding, and even possibly an isolated tornado.

However, Virginia will mostly be done with the severity of the storm within 4 hours.


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