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Flash Flooding In Washington DC, The White House Following Thunderstorm (PHOTOS)

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Dangerous flooding hit the Washington DC area on Monday, July 8, 2019, causing floods in the White House, waterfalls on public transportation, and road washouts.

A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Washington DC, Arlington County, east central Fairfax County, and the city of Alexandria because of the slow-moving thunderstorm.

Videos and pictures on social media showed the damage caused indoors and outdoors because of Monday morning’s rain.

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CNBC correspondent Eamon Javers shared a photo showing flooding in the White House basement.

The Washington Metro was hit hard during rush hour, with water bursting through roofs of stations and down elevator shafts.

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“Travel will be EXTRAORDINARILY dangerous,” the National Weather Service warned on Twitter. “Stay out of low areas, if in a low area that may flood, seek higher ground. Stay off the roads if at all possible. This is not the ‘usual’ flooding.

Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, told WTOP that storm drains were “overwhelmed” because of the storm.

“All our folks are deployed right now,” he said.

In parts of the DC region, up to four inches of rain fell in an hour,according to the Washington Post.

Read more at BusinessInsider

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