Severe summer storms slam Plains, hit DC with flash floods

The nation's capital received a month's worth of rainfall in just one hour while Nebraska received up to 9 inches of rain and drivers in North Dakota were forced to abandon their cars.
2:02 | 07/09/19

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Now to those severe summer storms slamming the middle of the country and the nation's capital. Washington, D.C. Hit by flash floods getting a month's worth of rain in just an hour. ABC's Stephanie Ramos is in Arlington, Virginia, with the latest. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Michael, good morning. Take a look at some damage left behind here in northern Virginia. The weather so forceful it ripped this pedestrian bridge off its foundation, evidence of just how powerful yesterday's storms were. Overnight extensive flooding in the rockies and plains. Up to nine inches of rain falling in Nebraska. The summer thunderstorms hitting carnie, paralyzing drivers after encountering the massive amounts of rain. In Fargo, North Dakota, the water forcing people to abandon their cars and the flooding wrath stretched from the hills of Maryland to the D.C. Metro area and Virginia. At this park in Frederick, Maryland, raging waters created waterfalls. This is huge. All by those trees, this is our park. And the fourth of July this would have been filled with people. Reporter: In D.C., dozens of water rescues. I was stopped at the light. A bus came through, it was like a tidal wave hit me, boom. Reporter: People jumping on to the tops of their cars for safety. A waterfall plunged through the ceiling here. Even the white house getting its basement flooded. Residents in potomac, Maryland, trapped. Their only road out a sinkhole. This woman says she prepped for the storm but didn't expect so much rain. By the time I left the basement I swam out of it. It was probably close to my shoulder height. Reporter: During the height of the storm 911 calls poured into dispatchers. Officials in Maryland tell us they received about 250 calls in a three-hour period alone. Robin. Troubling. All right, Stephanie, thank you.

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