Heavy rains submerged the White House basement in Washington

Washington, on July 8 experienced a tardy rainfall resulting in wiped out roads, beached drivers and immersed cellars. The stormy morning in the U.S., Water submerged into the press workspace in the basement near the White House’s West Wing making the Government officials drain the puddles of standing water.

There was a power breakdown due to high tide which leads to close the National Archives Building and Museum as per the statement by National Archives but they also assured that the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were safe and not in any danger.

Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist at National Weather Service said that the rainfall measured about 6.3 inches near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for about two-hour stretch. Ledbetter said that “The storm was not moving very quickly,”

According to the weather service even though Cameron Run in Alexandria, Virginia, is a flood-prone area, the water levels rose more than 7 feet over 30 minutes after 9 a.m.

Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the fire department in Montgomery County, Maryland, said that the rescue patrol responded to loads of emergency calls and picked people from flooded cars by making use of boats. He said “Everywhere I turned, there were traffic and roads closed,”

In northern Virginia, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said it responded to more than 30 calls for speedy water rescues all over the county. People are advised by the authorities to probably avoid driving.

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