Severe Storms Move Through D.C. Area - NBC4 Washington

Severe Storms Move Through D.C. Area



    Storm Damage in D.C. Area

    Monday's storms caused damage in the D.C. area. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    Storms brought torrential downpours and triggered severe weather alerts in the D.C. area Monday. 

    A flood warning is in effect for parts of D.C. and Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The warning is in effect until 1 a.m.

    As much as 4 inches of rain fell in some parts of the affected area, according to the National Weather Service.

    A large tree crashed onto a 16Y bus just west of McPherson Square during the Monday evening rush hour. No one was injured, according to a WMATA spokesperson. The incident has the northbound lanes of 15th Street NW closed near K Street NW.

    The Washington Nationals game against the Toronto Blue Jays, initially scheduled for tonight, was rescheduled for Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. 

    Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Montgomery County received an emergency call every two minutes, including several for lightning strikes.

    In northwest D.C., a tree fell in the 6600 block of 16th Street, News4's Shomari Stone reported.

    Periods of drenching rain caused flooding on local roads. A woman was rescued from a vehicle that got stuck in high water on Gue Road in Damascus, Maryland.

    Remember: If you're driving and discover high water, turn around, don't drown. 

    Any storms will dissipate tonight around midnight, but there may be a lingering shower for the morning commute Tuesday. 

    Tuesday will also be cooler, with highs in the low 70s. 


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