Forget Mumbai, the White House suffers from flooding too

Washington, DC | Heavy rain caused flash flooding in the national capital of Washinton, DC, which stranded thousands of residents to the streets.

The National Weather Service had declared a flash flood emergency across the area.

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.

Rescue workers aided stranded motorists in escaping the high water in Washington D.C. and parts of Montgomery County, Maryland.

The water-filled the streets entered people’s houses. In one such case, it showered from a Metro station’s floor.

According to reports, the basement of the White House was also not spared from the water.

Photographs have emerged on showing the extent of the situation.

This viral photo shows a man talking on the phone on top of his car submerged in the floods


Heavy rainfall flooded the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, stalling cars in the street, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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