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Aug 18, 2010 1:15 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Storm swamps Washington, D.C.-area streets

Just six days after a massive storm downed trees and cut power to thousands in the D.C. area, another storm caused commuting chaos on Wednesday morning and more rain was predicted for the evening commute home.

About a dozen motorists were rescued when their vehicles got trapped in high water, the Washington Post reported. Teams of rescue swimmers were called out to rescue people in several cars at two different sites.

Earlier, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for much of the area right through the morning commute.

Another surge of rain and thunderstorms were expected by early evening, NBC4 meteorologist Tom Kierein reported. Two to three inches of rain is possible.

Flights into and out of the region's airports were expected to see delays.

 

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