Dangerous flash floods hit Washington DC, prompting rescues


A dangerous flash flood emergency hit Washington DC, leaving several drivers to abandon their cars and delaying subway lines during Monday rush hour.

With up to four inches of rain falling in as little as an hour, the National Weather Service said the area witnessed significant flash flooding.

Several water rescues were performed as high waters overflowed the roads. 

The rain flooded the main power vault at DC's National Archives, prompting its closure, and also impacted the White House basement.



More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Agenda with Tom Urquhart

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Your chance to have your say and debate the issues you love or loathe. It’s the chance to set The Agenda on the big topics of the day.

  • The Music Mix

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast