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Flooding on Rhode Island Ave – Don’t Drive Through This!!

Photo by Pablo from Rhode Island Ave, NE 5:02pm

Update from AlertDC: “MPD reports the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE is closed due to high standing water. Please seek alternate routes.”

From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the District of Columbia, which is in effect until 8:00 PM.

HAZARD: Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE: Radar.

IMPACT: Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: At 4:53 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”

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