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Flood Warning in effect until 7:15 PM


photo by Amy Marrion

From AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the District of Columbia, which is in effect until 7:15 PM EDT.

At 4:11 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen.

Some locations will experience flooding. This includes the following flood prone roads:

Military Road at 36th Road at Gulf Branch
18th Street at Upton Street
17th Street North at North Buchanan St
Beach Dr from Broad Branch Rd to Piney Branch Pkwy
Pickett Rd at Accotink Creek near Old Pickett Rd

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”

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