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Severe Weather besieges DMV area with Lightning and Flood

Around 4 pm on Wednesday in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, people experienced heavy rainfall while they were driving on the road. Water levels rose up quickly on the roads, leading to dangerous driving conditions.

Flash flooding warnings were issued to the DMV area and its surrounding cities until 10 pm Wednesday, Eastern time. The precipitation rates were read at more than four inches per hour, according to

Public transportation is not safe for commuters, I-95 and 495 were packed up with traffic, and 10 automobiles were stuck in high water on I-95, with one car fully submerged on the Capital Beltway. The driver was rescued by firefighters.

Firefighters rescued two people from inside a basement and checked other occupants of the household. Nearly 12,600 customers are without power according to Dominion Energy’s power outage map as of 9 pm.

Flights were delayed by about 5 hours at Ronald Reagan Airport, and nearly 100 arriving flights were canceled Wednesday.

The weather should calm down by Friday, leading to early fall, and late summer weather for the day.


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