Flooding Leaks Into Washington Metro Station

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With up to three inches of heavy rain falling in the region, the National Weather Service said the area was already seeing significant flash flooding. National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.

According to the National Weather Service's Andrew Snyder, Monday's heavy downpour marked the heaviest July 8 rainfall for 148 years.

Torrential rain lashed Washington DC, and surrounding areas on Monday (July 8), flooding many neighbourhoods and hobbling electricity and transportation networks.

A risky flash flood emergency hit Washington D.C. during the Monday morning commute. NWS states that most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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Several people were rescued from cars stuck on flooded roads near South Capitol Street. Officials warned motorists to stay off the roads due to the flooding.

One such video showed water gushing down through a hole in the roof of a Washington metro station.

Areas of concern include the Great Falls, Virginia, area and southeastern Montgomery County, Maryland.

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