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Photos: Chaotic Scenes as Storms Pummel DC Area

Heavy rain drenched areas around the D.C. area beginning Monday as extreme conditions prompted tornado and flash flood warnings. But moderate to heavy rain is expected to continue through the end of the weekend. News4 and our viewers are capturing the impact of the major storms in these photos.

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This photos posted to Twitter on May 15 shows cars submerged in a Frederick County neighborhood as heavy downpours trigger flooding in the area.
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A bridge is in ruins in Frederick County, Maryland after a storm ripped through the DC-area Tuesday, prompting the county to declare a state of emergency.
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A car is submerged in grassy, muddy rain water in Frederick following days of heavy rain.
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Parts of the Frederick, Maryland, have seen 10 inches of rain since Tuesday, and another two inches could fall before the week is over. Here, the county's Carroll Creek rips through Baker Park Thursday, even though rain was not falling.
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NBC4 caught one resident taking a dip in the flood water!
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Flood water submerged a park bench in Frederick Thursday, while other benches there are covered with debris.
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Watch your step! Parkgoers told News4 the flooding swept fish into parts of the sidewalk.
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A photo from NBC4 reveals just some of the damage from the flooding in the park. The water was so powerful it cracked and ripped off some parts of the cement.
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At least 10 roads were closed in Frederick, Maryland, following Tuesday night's storm.
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Flooding on the roads in D.C.
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A viewer captured this scene during the storm Tuesday in Herndon, Virginia.
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A tree fell on a pick up truck and crushed this vehicle on Monday between 12th St. and Maryland Avenue in D.C.
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Tree branches fell and shot through a car's windshield on Route 7 in Vienna, Virginia.
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A tree branch pierces through a car's windshield on Route 7 in Vienna, Virginia.
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A scene from Dulles Airport as a tornado warning goes into effect. Officials told passenger to stay away from windows at the airport.
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Dark clouds in Reston, Virginia.
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A Twitter user from Charles Town wrote: "look at all the hail! It’s terrifying here in Charles Town!"
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Skies darken as rain and severe weather moves into Winchester, Virginia.
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A Twitter user at a Target in Reston, Virginia, said employees told customers to gather at the back of the store and to not go outside due to a tornado warning.
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A tornado warning was in effect in Leesburg, Virginia. Here's a photo from a Twitter user there.
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Kirsten Parker caught this scene while driving. She said: "Epic downpour in Fairfax with tornado warnings. But hey my blue car is blue instead of green again."
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Clouds covered the sun in Arlington.
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Clouds create a circular pattern over Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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One reader spotted this large piece of hail in West Virginia.
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The storm brews in Northwest, D.C.
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Clouds collect in St. Mary's County.
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After the storm, many News4 viewers witnessed some colorful sunsets.
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A purple-tinged sky in Herndon.
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One reader sent News4 this photo of a rainbow over some Warrenton homes.
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Sunset in Bristow
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Frederick, Maryland, has been hit the hardest by the storms. Two cars plow through floods Tuesday night.
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One Frederick resident faced flooding in her basement, well over ankle high. She says it's the worst damage she has ever witnessed.
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