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Thunderstorms laced with lightning regularly roll through the D.C. area in the warm summer months. And when thunder is booming and lightning is flashing, the safest place is indoors. But there are lightning risks inside the sturdiest building and a car or truck can provide fairly safe shelter outdoors.
A refreshing air mass with pleasant temperatures is ahead, but not before more oppressive humidity and the possibility of storms.
As severe summer storms move through the area, there's a chance insurance claims will be filed because of home damage. If Mother Nature's fury sends a tree limb crashing, those limbs and holes needed moved or patched.
When heavy rains and rush hours coincide, delays are inevitable. Thursday, the worst of the region's traffic woes have correlated with the flash flood warnings issued for Loudoun County in Virginia and Montgomery and Frederick counties in Maryland.
Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires destroyed ground cover and left hillsides exposed.
Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools, and even forcing a tourist town to cancel its annual Octoberfest's polka-dancing bar crawl.
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Storms have caused flash floods in sections of Roanoke, requiring the rescue of more than two dozen people.
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A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.
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