Heavy Rain Hammers Region; Flash Flood Warning Issued

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File photo of thunderstorm. (credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of thunderstorm. (credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/GettyImages)

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UPDATED: June 11, 2014 10:50 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County as storms move through the area.

The warning is in effect until 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Emergency crews responded to nearly a dozen water rescues involving cars stuck in high water Wednesday night, according to the Montgomery County Fire Department.

Two firefighters were injured in a townhouse fire in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville after lightning apparently struck the roof of the home, officials said.

Two house fires – which may have been caused by lightning – broke out in the Potomac area around 9 p.m., according to Montgomery County Fire spokesman Pete Piringer.

Thousands of Dominion Power customers were without power in Northern Virginia. Pepco reported hundreds of outages in D.C. and Maryland.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Frederick (Md.), Montgomery, Fairfax and Loudoun counties expired at 9:30 p.m.

A Tornado Watch, which means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form, was lifted at 9 p.m. The watch was in effect for much of the D.C. metro region Wednesday.

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