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Floodwaters Swamp Alexandria After Torrential Downpours Hit Washington Area

Floodwaters swamped Alexandria, Virginia – just south of Washington, DC – on September 16, following heavy downpours.

This video posted that day shows cars driving through flooded streets in Alexandria.

The National Weather Service warned of potential flash flooding in the city until 8:30 pm, urging people to avoid floodwaters and heed road closures.

Later that evening, the service said that most rain had come to an end, “although a few areas of light showers are possible through the night." Credit: William Bolan via Storyful

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