Strong thunderstorms Friday cause severe flooding across DC region

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Scattered showers and strong thunderstorms swept through the D.C. region Friday evening causing flooding and bringing trees down in several areas.

A flash flood watch was issued for the D.C. area Friday night ahead of the storms that unleashed heavy rains and powerful lightning across the D.C. region.

One photo sent in to FOX 5 showed cloud to ground lightning strike near the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia.

D.C. police reported that the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northeast had to be closed Friday evening due to high standing water.

Images sent to FOX 5 also show flooding on New Hampshire Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway in Takoma Park, MD.

Another video FOX 5 obtained showed severe flooding along Emerson Street Northeast.

Officials also reported that the storms led to a tree fell onto the roadway in 400 block Lafayette Ave Northeast. DC Fire and EMS say the collapse caused no injuries or damage to structures or vehicles.