Spectacular floods in Washington after torrential rains

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The streets of Washington were flooded after heavy rains on July 8, 2019. – Alex Brandon / AP / SIPA

Streets turned into a river, flooded metro stations and leaks to the White House: Washington was hit by torrential rains on Monday, which caused flash floods. After a nightmarish morning, the situation gradually returned to normal in the evening, even if the transport was still very disturbed.

In some places, rainfall has exceeded 100 mm in two hours: this represents 100 liters of water per square meter, the equivalent of the average monthly July in the US capital. At 7 pm, however, the authorities had not reported any serious injuries.

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