Photos: DC area reels under many days of rain

WASHINGTON — The rain continued to fall in the D.C. area, May 19. Closed roads, water rescues and flooding plagued the region. See photos of the affected areas.

The Washington Monument can be seen in the distance as floodwaters build up at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Washington Monument can be seen in the distance as floodwaters build up at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Floodwaters consume huge swaths of the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Floodwaters consume huge swaths of the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Free sandbags from the city of Alexandria are ready to load at 133 S. Quaker Lane. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Free sandbags from the city of Alexandria are ready to load at 133 S. Quaker Lane. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A man walks his dog on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Dan Friedell) (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Water pools along the sidewalk in Northwest D.C. on Friday morning. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Water pools along the sidewalk in Northwest D.C. on Friday morning. (WTOP/Dan Friedell) (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
A runner braves the rain along Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
A runner braves the rain along Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (WTOP/Dan Friedell) (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Water pools in McLean, Virginia, after unrelenting rain on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Water pools in McLean, Virginia, after unrelenting rain on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson) (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford with a representative from State Highway Administration evaluate flood damage in Frederick and Washington counties. (Courtesy Boyd Rutherford)
Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford with a representative from the Maryland State Highway Administration evaluate flood damage in Frederick and Washington counties. (Courtesy Boyd Rutherford) (Courtesy Boyd Rutherford)
Rain coming down hard in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
Rain coming down hard in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley) (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thuresday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
A machine to suck leaves out of gutters in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A machine to suck leaves out of gutters in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Many roads in Frederick, Maryland, are closed after days of rain. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Many roads in Frederick, Maryland, are closed after days of rain. This picture was taken May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
“While Tuesday’s rain was relatively short in duration and very intense, its effects are still being felt by many of our residents and businesses, and will be for some time,” City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor said. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Early fog is one of the many weather obstacles hitting people in the Washington area. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Early fog was one of the many weather obstacles hitting people in the Washington area. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Fog hit the D.C. area Thursday morning. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Fog hit the D.C. area Thursday morning. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
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The Washington Monument can be seen in the distance as floodwaters build up at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Floodwaters consume huge swaths of the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Free sandbags from the city of Alexandria are ready to load at 133 S. Quaker Lane. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Water pools along the sidewalk in Northwest D.C. on Friday morning. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
A runner braves the rain along Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Water pools in McLean, Virginia, after unrelenting rain on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford with a representative from State Highway Administration evaluate flood damage in Frederick and Washington counties. (Courtesy Boyd Rutherford)
Rain coming down hard in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King)
What one Alexandria resident called fairly standard tidal floooding in Old Town Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thuresday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Storm drains in the area, including this one in D.C., are getting a workout Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
A machine to suck leaves out of gutters in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Many roads in Frederick, Maryland, are closed after days of rain. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Early fog is one of the many weather obstacles hitting people in the Washington area. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Roads are still flooded in Frederick, Maryland, and water rescues are still happening Thursday, May 17, 2018. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Rain and fog are plaguing an already-waterlogged D.C. area Thursday. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Fog hit the D.C. area Thursday morning. (WTOP/Will Vitka)


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