Heavy rains cause downed trees, flooded roads throughout area

- A home on Texas Avenue Southeast DC can't be seen -- because a 90-foot tree came crashing down on top of it just after noon on Sunday.

Homeowner Robert Coleman says he had just left to go to the store when it happened.

Flood watches and warnings were in effect on Sunday, as heavy rain and wind continue to come down.

Thankfully, one of his family members was in the basement of the home and was not hurt when the tree came down.

The tree's roots are now exposed, with the toppled tree covered the home.

Coleman says he has been able to get inside to get a few things, but essentially his house is destroyed.

Despite the loss, he says he's feeling lucky to have escaped with his life.

The near constant rain today also forced another tree to slam down on a home in Lanham, Maryland.

This tree now covers the front door of the home, at the 9600 block of Woodland Avenue.

Luckily no one was injured here either.

In Prince George's County, flooding caused a car to get stuck in high water on US 50 westbound near Cheverly.

Crews with the Department of Public Works say at one point the water was about two feet high. The high waters caused US-50 to shut down in both directions, causing major delays and forcing drivers to find alternate routes.

Prince George's Fire and Rescue crews had to come to the driver's rescue and helped passengers get out of the trapped car.

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